Digital Schoolhouse announces Nintendo UK as lead partner

Digital School House (DSH) has announced that Nintendo UK will become the programme’s new lead partner.

The not-for-profit programme, delivered by UK trade body Ukie, aims to embed itself in grassroots computing to benefit future generations by delivering play-based learning to a projected 32,000 pupils this academic year.

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Kalpesh Tailor, Head of Communications at Nintendo UK discussed the partnership in a release: “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.”

As part of the partnership, Nintendo UK will also support its national schools esports tournament. ‘Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle’ will provide students with experience in esports-related roles and is expected to reach 60 school and colleges across the UK.

Shahneila Saeed, Director of Digital Schoolhouse added: “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.”

Esports Insiders says: Nintendo UK providing support for grassroots esports & gaming is a great cause. With Nintendo UK as the lead, alongside the support of its other major partners, the Digital Schoolhouse should have plenty of resources to help it succeed.