Digital Schoolhouse, an initiative from The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), has announced they've teamed up with Nintendo UK and Outright Games to expand their school eSports program.
Following a pilot scheme last year, a nationwide tournaments for games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Race with Ryan and Crayola Scoot has been announced, aiming for pupils between 8-11 years old. That's aimed aty allowing pupils to go-hands with a range of lessons based on games industry roles, covering Computing, English, Maths, Design and Technology, and PSHE.
Mario Kart Junior Esports Tournaments Are Coming To UK Primary Schools
Speaking about this further, Kalpesh Tailor, Head of Communications at Nintendo UK, offered this statement:
We are thrilled in our role as lead partner for Digital Schoolhouse to be bringing yet another transformative and inspiring programme to young pupils across the UK with Nintendo Switch. In the past year our partnership has reached over 10,000 pupils and 1000 teams in schools & colleges across the UK with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle tournament.
We have seen first-hand the positive impact this has had on pupils who have benefited from teamwork, strategy and social improvements. It is not only inspiring pupils but also helping to educate teachers and parents about the endless opportunities digital skills create. It is great that we can deliver a tailored educational programme using Mario Kart 8 Deluxe so primary school pupils can also engage and get hands on experiences in a multitude of important roles developing and running a nationwide innovative tournament.
You can read more about this new initiative right here.
Source: Nintendo Life