The not-for-profit initiative organised by UKIE is the UK video game industry’s answer to the growing skills gap in the country’s technology sector, aiming to teach children about computing, technology video games and esports through ‘play-based learning’.
Nintendo will join as lead partner, providing hardware for the programme that aims to reach 32,000 pupils in 55 British schools and colleges, using games to teach skills transferable to the workplace.
Nintendo had already taken part in UK schooling programmes with its ‘Labo’ kits, which taught basic engineering via the construction of cardboard toys. There are also 215 undergraduate courses related to gaming in Universities across the country, with specific modules spanning areas such as business and broadcast.
Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or just someone who cares about education and has something to get off your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.
We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!