Minecraft in the classroom

A former Peterborough pupil returned to the city to teach Woodston Primary School children through the game Minecraft.

Saturday, 20th May 2017, 10:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:47 pm
Pupils from Woodston Primary School taking part in a Minecraft IT session with Joe Roberts, an undergraduate student from Southampton University doing mechanical engineering EMN-170427-183841009

Joe Roberts (21) who lived in Werrington before going off to study mechanical engineering at the University of Southampton, used the game - which he described as online lego - to help the children learn ICT.

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The pupils were tasked with finding educational items in the virtual world, and Joe said: “The point of the day was to see how beneficial playing was to their learning.

“Loads of children would not have experienced using a keyboard and mouse before going to secondary school, so this made a change. The children really enjoyed using it.

“Hopefully they got something from the day.”