Children and parents designed their own computer games at a weekend workshop.

The students, who are all due to start at Forest School in College Place, Snaresbrook, in September, were taking part in Forest’s Video Game Challenge.

They were taught the basic principles of coding by pupils already studying at the school aided by the head of computing at Forest, Susan Pearce.

The youngsters teamed up with their parents and were encouraged to think about what makes a good game before getting down to work.

All of the 15 new starters who attended will showcase their games when they start at the school.

Mrs Pearce said: “It was a really interesting morning and could not have happened without our pupil helpers.

“This is the fourth in the series of computer technology mornings and the emphasis is on having fun and learning with parents.”