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Swedish School Makes Minecraft Lessons Compulsory

A school in Stockholm has made Minecraft lessons compulsory for all 13 year old students in order to train them in environmental issues and future-planning.

The Victor Rydberg school in the Swedish capital will have around 130 taking part in the classes.

Monica Ekman, a teacher at the school, explains that pupils will learn “about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future.”

“We think it’s a fun way of learning and it’s nice for the students to achieve something,” she added.

Ekman defended the lessons from parents concerned at the decision saying they represent “a fun way of learning and it’s nice for the students to achieve something.”

The classes came about as a result of Sweden’s Future City project which challenged educational establishments to put forward ideas for innovation in teaching.



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