Interested in stories? Interested in learning about computer programming? Looking for something fun to do with the family?
Yes? We've got a lockdown challenge for you.
Why not create your very own game, animation, or cartoon using MIT's online free Scratch website?
Scratch is easy and fun to use. If you haven’t tried it before you can follow the instructions in the very simple tutorials and you'll be amazed at how quickly you can produce something.
'Dinna Lauch At Me' Scratch Challenge
Brief: Create a simple computer game, animation, or cartoon of the story Dinna Lauch At Me, told by North-East storyteller Jackie Ross.
- You must use Doric/Scots language in your text or audio
- You can change the setting and the characters but the story line should stay the same. For example, you might set your cartoon in water with sea creatures or in the countryside with farm animals.
- Send us your work - To do this you'll either need to create a free account on the Scratch site and share the link from there or you can save the file to your computer using the File menu on the top left of the Scratch page and send us the file via email. We'll then upload it to our account and we can share it from there.
- Have fun
With your permission, we'd love to share some of your creations on our Facebook page for others to enjoy.
Please send your creation using either of the methods outlined above to firstname.lastname@example.org at any point between now and the 15th of June.
Glossary (you can also use the Dictionary of the Scots Language if you need extra help with other Scots/Doric words)
eence - once
wis - was
fa - who
fan - when
lauch - laugh
alang - along
baud - hare
puir - poor
dee - do
onything - anything
bit - but
dinna - don't
gan - going
mair - more
sae - so
syne - then
nae lang efter – not long after
afore - before
oot - out
gid - went
thegither - together