A speech by The Duke of Cambridge at BAFTA Give Something Back campaign launch

Published 08 November 2013

I know that I, for one, as an enthusiastic but quite useless gamer, look forward to playing the weird and wonderful games which these young people dream up in the future!

As President of BAFTA, I'm delighted to be here to launch its "Give Something Back" campaign, and I sincerely hope everyone working in the UK film, television and games industries will support this fantastic new initiative.

Today, more than ever, young people and career-starters need nurture and support to achieve their potential and to succeed.  This includes the chance to learn from, and work side-by-side with, the best in the business.

"Give Something Back" is a special opportunity for our supremely talented professionals to offer a small amount of their time, or money, to contribute to BAFTA’s learning programme. 

I’m particularly pleased, today, to have the opportunity to see the leading lights of the games industry sharing their insights into the art of making games through the BAFTA Young Game Designers workshop.  BAFTA Young Game Designers is a brilliant scheme to get young people started in games.

The UK’s games industry is one of the strongest in the world.  Our developers are more in demand than ever before, so I hope the young people take inspiration from today's workshop, and get a taste for what a career in games might be like.  I know that I, for one, as an enthusiastic but quite useless  gamer, look forward to playing the weird and wonderful games which these young people dream up in the future!

Thank you.

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