St. Andrew’s students coding & creating arcade games

St. Andrew’s Students Coding & Creating Arcade GamesStudents at St. Andrew’s School in Savannah are learning how to code and having a blast doing it.

This fall, the freshman class along with several middle school students designed one-of-a-kind arcade games. This cool project is part of a technology class taught by Ms. Maria Dixon at the independent school on Wilmington Island.

The top arcade games, as voted by the students, were recently featured at Creative Coast’s annual Geekend conference for attendees to play.

The arcade games will also be on display Friday, October 23 during the Lions’ Varsity football game. Anyone at the St. Andrew’s event will be able to able play one of the arcade games for a small donation. All dollars raised are going to the Savannah Bicycling Campaign to promote cycling safety and advocacy.

The partnership doesn’t end with donations alone. Jen Colestock, cyclist and member of the Savannah Bike Campaign helped create platforms, transforming the school’s MacBook’s into stand-up, arcade style machines. Students participating in the Graphic Design Seminar taught by Maria Dixon also designed the decals and paint details for the exterior of the machines.

“This is the first time St. Andrew’s students have been involved in geekend, and they represented us well,” said Dixon. “The students had a great time with this hands-on assignment, geekend participants loved the unique games and now the St. Andrew’s community is raising dollars for a great cause – it is a winning combination all the way around.”

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 on Wilmington Island offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. For more information, visit or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, , email On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.

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