It’s been one week since our new lead partnership with Nintendo UK was announced, and here at Ukie HQ we’re still reeling with excitement from the riot of activity and engagement that we’ve received in positive response.
March has been momenumental for Digital Schoolhouse! With a 55% increase in school & college participation on last year's esports tournament, there's been more talent, teachers, travelling and andrenalin than ever before... and it's still not over! Our team has also grown, as we welcomed brand new Esports Programme Manager, Mike. As we look forward to our Grand Final on 10 April at Gfinity's arena, we reflect back on our top 10 highlights from the tournament so far.
This week saw the launch of Digital Schoolhouse in academic instiutions across the UK for the new school year. We chose to focus upon the ‘buzzworthy’ topic of e-safety; an issue that remains ever topical for the video games industry. The importance of discussing the theme of e-safety stems from the fact that it lies at the core of the continuing attempt to strike a balance between the government’s desire to both make the UK the best digital economy in the world, while also making the UK a safe place to live, work and play.
Earlier this week the Digital Schoolhouse team were invited to the Google Academy in Victoria, to present at the Learning Lab, hosted by Tes, to an audience of senior leaders from schools across the UK.
Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation, and The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) are proud to be collaborating this year, as part of the National Esports Tournament that concluded earlier this month, at Gfinity’s arena in Fulham Broadway.
“Every industry now needs programmers…it is changing every industry, so the demand has sky rocketed”