Pupils of Rose Court Primary School in Leeds have invented new question cards for the new children’s version of Linkee, called Dinkee Linkee.
The school children, aged between five and seven, saw their ideas go into print for the first time, as Linkee co-inventor, Dean Tempest, visited to thank them for their contributions.
following the launch of Linkee in the UK last September, the game company was inspired to develop a kid’s version using the same crowd-sourcing ethos of the original game.
Team Linkee appealed to schools across the UK to invent 1,000 new child friendly questions.
Each Dinkee Linkee card created from the school’s efforts will bear the name of its question writer alongside the name of the school.
The kids were thanked for their efforts with their own outsized card to keep.
Tempest said: "Linkee isn’t written by boffins in a library. It’s written by real people to make the questions more fun and relevant. Who better to write a game for kids, than kids?
"We received so many good Linkees from Rose Court that we wanted to come in and say thanks. We met lots of teachers at Christmas gift fairs last year who said that Linkee for children would be a great way of serving up educational content in a fun and create way. Plus we think Linkee Dinkee sounds brilliant."
Anne Campbell, Rose Court deputy head, said: "It’s been fun and thought provoking for the children who worked out for themselves how to go about it."
Year two pupil, Hannah Taylor, added: "At the beginning we found it hard but then we chose the category and write lots of questions and the clue. We’d like to work on more cards."