Last year I seem to remember home ed could go to the schools workshops but better check
"The Games Britannia Festival brings creativity and technology together, providing schools and colleges with workshops and activities led by games industry experts and academics and run by the Computing Department at Sheffield Hallam University as part of a range of initiatives which attempt to engage schools and teachers in Computer Science.
However, programming is just one facet of the Games Britannia festival, which incorporates areas of the curriculum as diverse as English, Maths, Computing, Music and Art all through the exciting field of videogame development.
The core of the festival focuses on providing free hands-on workshops aimed at school children in KS3 and KS4, and is open to local and national schools including home-schooled pupils. The festival also includes speaker events open to the general public, as well as activities specifically targeted at higher education students wanting to break into the games industry.
The 2013 Games Britannia festival will take place between the 10th-14th June in the modern facilities of the Cantor Building at Sheffield Hallam University.
Bookings will be taken from Monday 15th April. Download the schedule to decide which workshops you want to attend, and then you can either email Belle Fletcher at b.fletcher@ shu.ac.uk or call her on (0114) 225 4579 to make your reservation. All workshops are free, but charges may apply if you do not attend a workshop you have booked.