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  • Pearson
  • King's College London
  • Unilever

Using superpowers to tackle tricky literacy

BBC Small Town Superheroes

Primary Literacy is a topic full of complicated concepts and techniques. To try and help Primary School kids grasp these we came up with a group of wannabe superhero kids who tackle literacy around their local neighbourhood, Small Town.

  1. Characters

Multiple mini-games

Each lead character starred in 3 different HTML5 mini-games, meaning that we developed 18 mini-games for the project. The games all reflected traits of their superhero ‘powers’ as well, such as Evergreen Ena tackling plant-related challenges, Undercover Ursula solving problems through detective work, and MC Ernie rapping his way through all sorts of literacy-based conundrums.

  1. Acrobat Annie at the beach
  2. Drag and Drop
  3. Evergreen Ena at the allotment
  4. Caterpillar words
  5. Hosepipe words
  6. MC Ernie in the library
  7. MC Ernie at the park
  8. Meena at the theatre
  9. Multi choice
  10. Sally and Percy at the bakery
  11. Phonics
  12. Sporty Steve at the boat pond
  13. Pedalo words
  14. Sporty Steve ice cream
  15. Smalltown travel guide
  16. Undercover Ursula at the funfair

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