Pupils pick school via video gamePosted: 12th November 2020
Picking a secondary school was just as easy as playing a favourite video game.
Year 5 and 6 pupils considering which secondary school to move on to were able to use their gaming skills to help with the process.
With Covid-19 restrictions meaning schools could not hold the traditional open events to entice prospective students to apply for a position, alternative ways to advertise had to be found.
At Epping St John’s Church of England School, Year 9 students recreated the entire school layout within the popular Minecraft game, enabling prospective students to walk the corridors and get used to the school via the online world.
Year 9 student Joseph Rochester, project manager, said: “We would not have finished without everyone working as a team. I enjoyed the project and building the school.”
Sahbi Benzid, deputy headteacher, said: “I am really pleased with the outcome of the project. We wanted an interactive and creative way of touring our wonderful school. The team of Year 9 students did an amazing job.
“We even got a message and retweet from the Official Minecraft Twitter page, saying ‘this looks amazing’!”