Code Make Win 2016 – The Workstation – Sheffield

By admin - Last updated: Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Code Make Win event is back for its second year for Sheffield’s young coders and robot makers. So who will win each of the 3 age groups this year ? This first of 10 videos takes a look at the Workstation, the venue for this years Code Make Win, as everyone gears up for the start of the event.

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By Anika Walayat

Copyright 2016 – All Rights Reserved


Filed in Games, Programming, Schools

Zurvive Zombie Game – 2d Top Down Shooter – FREE DOWNLOAD – Android and Desktops (Java)

By admin - Last updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

ZURVIVE is a fast paced, 2d top down shooter arcade style game programmed in java that runs on any java platform including desktop computers and smart phones and tablets such as those that run on android O/S.

The aim of the game is for the player to survive for as long as they can among a continuous flow of zombie hordes. The game is centred in a game area in which enemies (zombies) spawn in the map at timed intervals which the player must defend against.

I chose to develop the game as at the time I was quite invested in playing fast paced shooters and became enthusiastic about developing one myself. I also felt that there wasn’t quite a game like this that already existed and which also would run on many platforms such as PC’s and smartphone’s as well as tablets.

Zurvive is specifically aimed at teens who enjoy the thrill of fast paced arcade style game play.

Zurvive Java Game – INSTALL

Desktop - Zurvive game java app (18meg) compiled to run on desktop PC’s: – Just click Open to play.

Android –

1. Download and copy to your device’s downloads folder (14meg) -

2. Use a file manager on your device such as My Files to navigate to the zurvive-game-android.apk file

3. Click to install and then play the game by clicking on the installed Zurvive game icon ).

Youtube Game Tutorial

In the future I plan to add more content such as maps, weapons, enemies, sound effects and atmospheric background music to the game as well as implement better mobile support controls.

My ultimate objective is to publish the game onto the android app’s market, probably seeking to monetize the game through advertising which will entail further research. I will also look at how to implement client server solutions so that the game can run on the server and be served through a browser rather than downloaded to the client device.

Screen shots from the Game

By Adnaan Walayat

Copyright 2016 – All Rights Reserved

Filed in Games

The Big Bang Explained by Anika of Dobcroft Infants School

By admin - Last updated: Saturday, March 7, 2015

This is the first of my science videos, Today I am going to talk about how the Universe began with the Big Bang.

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Up until about 100 years ago everyone thought that the universe was fixed  and unchanging.

Then along came Mr Edwin Hubble who’s observations using the Mount Wilson telescope discovered that there were lots of galaxies beyond our own and that they were all moving away from one another as revealed by the Red Shift Doppler effect  i.e. that the universe is expanding which means that it had a beginning


Scientists estimate the big bang was 14 billion years ago when the universe exploded into existence and started its expansion.

Now the Big Bang is not like an explosion you would imagine it, because it is not matter that is exploding but that it is the Space that is expanding.

It is like we are on the surface of a balloon that is expanding, so the other galaxies are moving away from us, and the further away an object is the greater is its speed as the more the universe expands the larger the balloon becomes so the greater the rate of expansion.

So again it is SPACE that is expanding.

Which also means that one day the universe will die, probably a trillion years from now the space will have expanded by so much that all of the galaxies and stars will have expanded away and eventually even the space between individual atoms will expand so that there will be nothing.

In my next video I will talk about Did God create our universe, I promise you will be surprised by the answer, so ensure you are subscribed to this youtube channel.

By Anika Walayat

Copyright 2015 – All Rights Reserved

Filed in Dobcroft Infants School, Science and Learning

Real Spider Scare for Big Brother – Funny

By admin - Last updated: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Real Spider Scare for Bully Big Brother – Funny

My big brother Adnaan has been naughty in the car, swearing, shouting at Sami when he was not feeling well.

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Lets get revenge, my idea is to go upto him in the computer room and shout at him from behind to scare him, but my Dad says he has a better idea.

A Spider! Lets See what happens!

What was that?

Spider! – And the screaming starts!

Adnaan’s trying to use Sami to rub the spider off

What if it gone down my trousers? Worries Adnaan.

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By Anika Walayat

Copyright 2014 – All Rights Reserved

Filed in Family and Friends, Home

Max Bench Press – How to Increase – Silverdale Sheffield

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Here me (Adnaan 13), my brother Sami (9) and Dad (ancient) bench press to our maximums on the powertec ’safe’ home gym system after just 10 months training at 2X 1hr progressive workouts per week where virtually every set has seen either a rep or weight increase.

Bench Press Tip 1

Plant your feet firmly on the ground to utilise your leg muscles to help press the weight.

Little Sami goes first his goal is to bench press 40kg.

Bench Press Tip 2

Breath deeply and hold / exhale slowly as you press.

Adnaan starts his run towards a target of 110kg

Bench Press Tip 3

Take your time and press the weight slowly.

Now its Fat Daddy’s turn, having busted through 150kg, how far can my Dad keep pressing ?

Remember to subscribe to our youtube channel for the next update due at the latest by March 2015 to see how our max bench press progress.

By Adnaan Walayat

Copyright 2014 – All Rights Reserved

Filed in Home, sports

Newborn Baby Girl’s First Day of Life

By admin - Last updated: Monday, October 20, 2014

This is a video of our new-born baby sister during her first day of life.

She is so cute!

Here I stop my brother Sami from touching her, I am in charge now!

I love her!

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By Anika Walayat

Copyright 2014 – All Rights Reserved

Filed in Family and Friends, birthdays

Sheffield Top 14 Best Ranked Secondary Schools for Place Applications 2015

By admin - Last updated: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Parents of approx 6000 Sheffield students will be counting down to the deadline for making a secondary school application for the academic year starting September 2015, where the deadline for online applications is 22nd October 2014 and 31st October for paper applications with supporting information to be supplied by no later than 26th November. Whilst students who fail to make an application will be allocated a school place by the Admissions team which will NOT necessarily be at the students catchment area school.

Whilst most parents / students look at the most recent Sheffield school league table in selecting their best schools of choice, however these can from time to time prove highly misleading as many of Sheffield’s 26 Secondary schools for whatever reason can exhibit volatility in performance from year to year therefore a currently high ranking school may not mean that the same level of performance will continue in subsequent years as it may have been subject to special intervention and circumstances, therefore a much better methodology in the rating of schools would be evaluate schools in terms of trend in performance.

The following graph represents Sheffield’s Top 14 Secondary schools out of a total of 26 rated in terms of consistency in attaining high rankings in the school league tables from 2001 to 2014.

As expected the the top two rates schools are Independent schools, whilst Silverdale ranks as Sheffield’s best Secondary school in terms of consistency, closely followed by Tapton Academy in 4th place.

How to Get a Place at Silverdale School

1. The honest way is to own / rent or buy a house in time for the deadline for submitting supporting information.

2. Make the application for a school place on time, you can hand deliver, by post or do it online.

3. Send proof of the new address i.e. a solicitors letter before the deadline.

Fraudulent School Applications On the Rise

An increasing number of parents are choosing to pursue a dishonest approach by lying about where the student normally resides which results in the defrauding a student who is entitled to that place at Silverdale School or any other ‘good’ school.

Serious flaws in the management of the school applications process means that many fraudulent applications do succeed each year as representing a failure of the schools admissions team to do their job properly in identifying fraudsters. That and there being little consequences for having committed fraud as if the fraud is not identified before the start of the academic year then the parent / student has effectively succeeded in stealing a school place from those that are entitled to a place at schools such as Silverdale where the situation is even worse for primary schools where far fewer places coupled with high demand such as for Dobcroft Infants School results in much disruption for Sheffield’s honest families as siblings FAIL to get places at catchment schools.

By Adnaan Walayat

Copyright 2014 – All Rights Reserved

Filed in Schools, silverdale school

Oculus VR Headset Review by Anika at Insomnia Games Conference

By admin - Last updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014

This is my (Anika) review of using the Oculus rift virtual reality headset at the Insomnia Games conference (youtube video)

It was quite exciting to see the snow falling around me in 3d

I was moving around and you could even look down and there were things there, I saw the mine craft things.

It was awesome, you saw lots of good things, like a mine craft robot and they tried to get me but they could not get me.

I liked it a lot cos I could imagine that it was real.

I absolutely do want one for my birthday because it is so awesome, I love it!

By Anika Walayat

Copyright 2014 – All Rights Reserved

Filed in Games

NHS Jessops Hospital Sheffield – My new baby sister is born!

By admin - Last updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

The long wait is over the walayat families newest baby is born at Sheffield Jessops Hospital.

It’s a baby girl! Sofia the 1st!

The race is on for me, and my Sami and sister Anika to be first to see our new born sister.

Nearly there, though I let the younger two take the lead.

Hi everyone, I’m Sofia the 1st!


My new best friend

Your my best friend for ever!

And the first of many, many, many, too many guests as visiting times are stretched to breaking point.

By Adnaan Walayat

Copyright 2014 Walayat Family / – All Rights Reserved

Filed in Family and Friends, birthdays

Rotherham Clifton Park Reveiw

By Adnaan - Last updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Clifton park is a huge park. there is a sand section where you can play in a big sandpit . in the sand pit there are diggers ,slides and sand transports. the sand area is free and really beach like.

there is a small fantastic amusment park there. The amusement park has lots of rides such as rollercoasters, bumper cars and boats. In adittion to is an arcade with slot machines. There are 7 rides and 8 if you include the arcade. There is also a minigolf, where you can play minigolf in 18 holes.In the amusement park you go on ride using small tokens, each token is worth about 50p.

There is an odinary park with swings, slides and rounder bouts. But there is a huge enormous slide, you have to go on it or your missing a lot of fun. Aswell as a normal park there is also a free small water with fountains and other things.There are a wheel shaped swing there as well as rectangular shaped swings.

If you have a walk around you will there is a peaceful garden with water a  fountain, surrounded by beautiful flowers.   if you keeping walking you will get to a small water fall , there is a tiny bridge too. If you walk mor you will find a tennis and baket ball court; there is a huge feild to play football and other activities.

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