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Former Sheppey Oasis Academy teacher designs The Brexit Game

A teacher who left his job to develop a fun way of explaining Brexit has invented his own card game.

Former IT and computer science teacher, Patch Fordham, created The Brexit Game which he hopes will make it easier to explain to future voters what is going on.

Brexit game created in Faversham to show lighter side of politics

Mr Fordham used to work at the Oasis Academy on Sheppey but left in May to focus on developing the game.

He invented a pack of cards featuring high-profile names including Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel.

The Market Place, Faversham, resident has even made 'action cards' which allow players to act out political events.

The game follows the same principals of Top Trumps, with the major Brexit players ranked on attributes including power, fickleness and even dancing ability.

The card's Brexit-O-Meter shows whether a character is a leave or remain supporter. They also have fun facts and quotes about the person it shows.

Patch Fordham with The Brexit Game
Patch Fordham with The Brexit Game

Mr Fordham, 26, said: "It's been crazy. I just wanted to find a fun way to teach the next generation of British voters about politics.

"My students were incredibly bored of me banging on about current affairs all the time and pleaded with me to try and make Brexit more fun.

"It's kind of snowballed from there really.

"I've already got more than 1,000 followers on Instagram and been featured on BBC Radio Northampton.

The Brexit Game
The Brexit Game

"I know The Brexit Game has a limited shelf life.

"Hopefully it will be resolved soon and we can all get on with our lives.

"In the meantime I hope the game will give people a few laughs and, who knows, maybe even help them learn something along the way."

Students with Patch Fordham playing The Brexit Game
Students with Patch Fordham playing The Brexit Game

Before becoming a teacher, Mr Fordham worked at a refugee camp in Greece and a school for autistic children.

He added: "If someone becomes more engaged or enthusiastic about politics then that would be brilliant."

He hopes to put the proceeds from selling the game towards creating an educational website designed to make teachers' lives easier.

In recent weeks, prime minister Boris Johnson has repeated pledges the UK will leave the European Union on October 31.

The game is being sold on Amazon for £9.99. For more, visit www.thebrexitgame.co.uk

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