Nintendo announce plans to pioneer play-based learning in the UK

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Nintendo UK has announced that it is the Digital Schoolhouse programme’s new lead partner. What does that mean? Well, Nintendo UK will be supporting the not-for-profit plan by the UKIE body that aims to help future generations, giving play-based learning and their industry expertise to around 32 thousand pupils this academic year. That’s over 55 schools and colleges to benefit from Nintendo UK’s knowledge.

It will also support the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle esports tournament, helping people prepare for potential esports careers of the future.

Nintendo UK’s head of comms, Kalpesh Tailor, said: “Nintendo UK is extremely excited to be working together with Ukie’s Digital Schoolhouse as lead partner. The Digital Schoolhouse programme uniquely combines computing, fun, creativity and innovation, all of which are synonymous and at the heart of Nintendo’s values. Through this collaborative partnership we aim to reach more teachers and pupils than ever before, in order to help inspire the next generation of young minds across the UK.

Through Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle with Nintendo Switch, as well as through other play-based learning initiatives, we want to be able to provide young adults with fun and unique experiences that will form positive lasting memories as well as foster the development of skillsets within students which they can take with them into their future.”

Digital Schoolhouse also seem happy, the director Shahneilaa Saeed, said: ““We’re delighted Nintendo UK has agreed to throw its support behind Digital Schoolhouse. DSH has evolved enormously in just three years and their support means we can reach more pupils and teachers than ever with our transformative and inspiring programme.

To date, these partnerships have helped DSH achieve national expansion and rapid growth, which is testament to the significant commitment from schools across the country to improve their digital skills provision. Nintendo is the latest global company to pick up the baton and push forward the programme into the next academic year.”

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