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Rosie (centre, in the silver dress) with the other members of her team. Extreme left is Ashley Margolis and extreme right Jess Fox, both from Hollyoaks

Congratulations to former student Rosie Ball and her team, Swallowtail, who have just won a Bafta award in video games in the ‘One to Watch’ category. Photo BAFTA/Richard Kendal

Rosie, who attended Sawston Village College, and studied Art, Media Studies and Art History at Long Road, teamed up with five students from Norwich University College of the Arts and Abertay University to compete in the Dare to be Digital competition in the summer of 2011. Their team, Swallowtail, designed an iPad game ‘Tick Tock Toys’. The 15 teams from all over the world each make a game in nine weeks and then the best three are nominated for a BAFTA, which one team wins.

The ceremony took place at the London Hilton on 16 March, and Swallowtail was overjoyed to be announced the winners.

Rosie is currently one a one-year paid internship at Disney in London, but is planning to visit Long Road soon to talk to our Media Studies and Media Diploma students and to see all her teachers.