. home.aspx

NEWS

home.aspx
   


Nintendo and Digital Schoolhouse partner for in-school eSports and Switch-based learning

September 04, 2019 / Rik Henderson

Nintendo and Digital Schoolhouse have announced a partnership that will see Nintendo Switch consoles used as part of in-school learning opportunities. Nintendo UK is the lead partner for the government-supported initiative, created by UK games industry trade body UKIE, which uses play-based learning as part of the country's new Computing curriculum in schools. Part of the partnership will include a school-wide eSports tournament, aimed to teach potential career skills to students through adoption of the different roles in professional gaming. Team hosting and production skills have been specially crafted by the games industry for education purposes. In addition, the Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle tournament - which will take place across 60 schools and include over 6,000 pupils - will give the students the ability to learn anywhere and anytime on Nintendo Switch consoles.