Angus primary schools have partnered with Esports Scotland, Dundee and Angus College and Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC) to develop a curriculum centred around esports.
The curriculum introduces young children to esports in education, teaching them the basics of gaming, teamwork, and sportsmanship. It also explores the history and progression of esports, various game types and genres, and their significance in different areas of the industry.
Moreover, the pupils will get the chance to enhance their gaming abilities while learning the value of strategic thinking and interpersonal skills in esports. The curriculum also includes activities and interactive exercises to keep children engaged and motivated throughout the programme.
By the end of the curriculum, the young participants will have the opportunity to compete, attend workshops, and connect with college students who are taking courses in esports at Dundee and Angus College. It’s worth mentioning that Scotland’s first esports-related degree will commence in August 2023 at the same college.
Last but not least, all the pupils taking part will earn the Level 2 Young STEM Leader award, granted by SSERC, and schools will make progress towards obtaining the Education Scotland STEM Nation award.
James Hood, CEO of Esports Scotland, commented on the news: “Esports Scotland is committed to growing and supporting the esports industry in Scotland. We have a large focus on education, and we are delighted to be able to support this initiative and bring esports to schools across the Angus area.”
Angus primary schools have joined the growing list of educational institutions in the UK that are providing specialised courses and resources for esports. Not long ago, Sheffield Hallam University introduced dedicated esports facilities on its campus to enhance its Esports Management degree.
You can find a comprehensive list of which UK universities offer esports degrees here.