Imagination Gaming 'south-east' kicks-off at Freemantles School
As a new member of the IG team, I have been looking forward to my first day running games – and on Wednesday 7th February, Freemantles School in Woking couldn’t have been a better place to start!
Freemantles is a school for students with complex social communication needs, may of whom also have autism. I spent the day working with pupils aged between 10-18 running a games day with groups with between 5 and at one stage 20 people plus adults in the same classroom.
I used a range of games, allowing the students some freedom of choice and guiding them when necessary. It was great to see everyone working so well together and watching children enjoying themselves, sometimes making up rules using the games as a starting point. Highlights of the day included Zeus on the Loose and Kingdomino.
Upon seeing Katamino, another big hit, one child commented that Tetris was a boardgame as well as a computer game!
The staff were helpful and friendly, getting stuck into the games too. Their hard work and obvious good relationships with the students helped the day go so well. What a great start to my career as a professional games player – many thanks to all at Freemantles for making me feel so welcome!
Imagination Gaming south-east is now well and truly underway and looking for more bookings across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and further afield. Get in touch to organise your games day or enquire as to how we can help deliver a boardgames experience tailored to you.
Barry Pollard, Imagination Gaming 'South-East' !