5TH graders look to the future, making video games

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Saturday dozens of St. Louis city 5th graders got the chance to make their own video games.

FOX 2's Shawndrea Thomas shows us how the school is preparing them for a future in technology.

On Saturday the Kipp Triumph Academy hosted a game jam where 5th graders made their own video games with an app made by St. Louis tech company Pixel Press. The app known as Bloxels gave kids full control of their gaming experience.

Kipp school leader Elizabeth Valerio says they're focused on getting kids ready or the future.

Right now Kipp serves more than 950 kids in the City of St. Louis. The school is also planning to expand through the 8th grade within the next few years. The school is accepting applications and enrollment is free.

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