Ukie’s Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation, sponsored by SEGA and Warwickshire County Council uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers with the Computing curriculum.
Digital Schoolhouse delivers its annual esports tournament to schools & colleges across the UK. It’s aim, to provide an immersive careers education experience. Students aged 12-18 years can participate as players or fulfil professional roles crafted by the video games industry, for education. Skills that students develop whilst participating in the tournament are recognised by the Duke of York’s Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA).
In 2017, our inaugural tournament saw 460 students compete from four schools across the country. Fast forward to 2018 and our esports tournament quintupled in size, with a total of 20 schools participating, reaching 2222 students and accumulating over 98,000 views on Twitch alone. The last year has seen this grow even further, involving 36 schools and over 5000 students.
The esports tournament is just one branch of Digital Schoolhouse. Workshops are hosted by Digital Schoolhouses (usually secondary schools) and taught by their appointed Digital Schoolhouse Lead Teacher (DSLT) to visiting primary schools. We ensure our DSLTs are ever-empowered, confident and inspired to deliver Creative Computing in classrooms across the UK, by providing free online adaptable resources, ingenious training and opportunities: all underpinned by academic research and education philosophies. Our vision, to bridge the gap between industry and education, to prepare the next generation for a digital age.