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Best friends and ex students from Springwood High School make it in the gaming industry



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Two computer games programming students from West Norfolk have landed themselves in triple A companies straight after university.

Fergus Griggs and Danny Jackson, who became friends in 2011 in their first year at Springwood High School in Lynn.

Danny and Fergus both took Maths and Computing A-levels at Springwood and later secured themselves places studying Computer Games Programming at Staffordshire University.

Ex Springwood Students Fergus Griggs (Left) and Danny Jackson (Right) both graduated with first class honours (58196634)
Ex Springwood Students Fergus Griggs (Left) and Danny Jackson (Right) both graduated with first class honours (58196634)

They both graduated with First Class honours and learned they were among just 15 games programmers graduating this year to be awarded the accolade Graduate of the Year 2022 by TIGA, an accredited games awards organisation.

Danny was approached by Playground, who created the popular racing game Forza Horizon, following his placement year in a full time tools programmer position on their new Fable game. Fergus has taken a position with Creative Assembly to start in September.

Danny’s mother Jo Jackson said: “These boys had a dream and with support, belief and determination they are seeing their hard work come to fruition.”



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