About

Welcome to Student Playground! My name is Kate Pullen and I have created Student Playground as a safe online environment for students to play educational games to help support their learning.

You may also know me from my website Make Breaks (where I provide free printables) or Away With The Pixels (my educational clip art and graphics store)

I have been an ESL teacher for over 15 years, teaching in person and online and I have been creating educational computer games since 2010. I started creating my own video games when I realized that while there are many great websites out there with good quality and engaging games – there are also a lot of dodgy websites, with inappropriate content and dubious advertising practices, which were not a great place for youngsters to visit. I therefore wanted to be 100% certain that my students could play games in a safe environment which is why I started creating my own games.

Fast forward to mid 2020 where we found ourselves in a world that we would never have dreamt of! Students were being taught from home, teachers were teaching online and discovering new and innovative ways to educate their students, parents were looking for new and fun resources to keep their youngsters engaged while continuing their studies – and I decided to put my game making and teaching experience together to create Student Playground, a safe space for students young and old to play educational games – learning while having fun.

Now, in mid 2024, I am continuing to update the site and create new fun educational games. I am also planning a service where I will teach you how to create your own educational games. More on that soon 🙂