Video Games Bring Franklin Students Back To School In Summer

Kids working at computersFRANKLIN, Ky. (WBKO-TV) -- Students in Franklin just got out of school for the summerDescription:, but it's video games that have them right back in the classroom.

As part of Southcentral Kentucky Community And Technical College's Career Craze camp this week, about fifteen middle school students are learning more than just how to play video games. They're actually designing one themselves.

Tuesday marked the first day of students learning to use the Scratch programming software designed by MIT.

When asked to create characters on a blank page, the students looked to familiar faces for inspiration.

"I saw this one game and he had a beard. Then I thought of my dad. He has a scruffy beard. I just got the little lines and started clicking," said Cole Hollingsworth.

"I've always been interested in them. You know, the graphics and things like that. I wanted to see if I had the ability to make them like that," added McKinna Peterson.

By Friday the students will have games published on the internet and their friends and family will be invited into the classroom to try them out.