The idea, which is the brain child of Andy Goff (Director for Education - Gazoob Ltd.), is that students create games in Scratch, either on the day or during the run up to Red Nose Day, and then charge their friends to play their games and compete to get the highest score.
This is the second year we will have taken part in Scratch Your Nose Day. The first time was in 2013 when our Digital Leaders helped raise £500 by producing games in Scratch and charging their peers to play at lunchtime and during morning break. This year 360+ schools have already signed up - to register your school simply visit the website and click on 'Get Involved' to find out more.
Don't know how to use Scratch? - not a problem! Scratch is free and easy to use plus there are lots of resources on the ScratchYourNose website to help you on the day. Don't want to use Scratch? - it's not compulsory to use Scratch to make your games - you can use any platform/tool you wish. This year we will be using Microsoft TouchDevelop to create our games. (Resources to follow soon).
Digital Leaders raise money for Comic Relief by creating games in Scratch
Image courtesy of ScratchYourNose.com
(For more images from the day, visit the official website)
This is the video our Digital Leaders' created to promote Scratch Your Nose 2013:
What are you going to code that's funny for money?