A ten-year-old girl from Battersea is in the running to be named the best young game designer in the country.

Elise Scheurer was today named as one of the finalists for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' (BAFTA) national competition, the Game Concept Award.

People aged 10 and 18 submitted game designs and concepts addressing issues including mental health, climate change, conservation, disability, bereavement, and transgender rights.

Elsie's father, Vincent Scheurer, said it was well deserved.

“I was amazed by the sheer amount of effort Elise put into making her game, on top of her homework and other activities," he said.

"I am really pleased for her that she is a finalist.

"I look forward to seeing what new games she is going to be able to make for us in the future.”

Elise’s game, which is called ‘The Creature Study Squad: Spell like nobody is watching’, challenges players to spell words correctly whilst they fly through the sky as mythical creatures including a dragon, griffin, phoenix or Pegasus appear.

The Battersea girl summed up her selection with one sentence.

"Now I know how hard it is to make games."

The final will take place on June 29 at BAFTA's headquarters in Piccadilly.