The man making their homework more fun

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A Chorley teacher has developed a new computer game to help children with their homework.

Stephen Astley lives in Buckshaw Village and works as an assistant headteacher at a school in Bolton.

He claims the game, Arcadu, helps make learning and homework fun.

The game has a bank of more than 7,000 questions and 80 unique challenges covering National Curriculum levels 3 to GCSE grade A*. These automatically adjust the level for each student ensuring learners of all abilities are challenged.

The 37 year old said: “Rather than chasing students for homework teachers have found students opting to complete over 800 questions a week without any intervention from teachers.”

He launched the company – Learningwithgames – after realising there was nothing on the market to motivate students using technology they were familiar with – such as high quality computer games. The games costs £2 per child per year with a minimum subscription of £250 per school.

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