Nintendo UK partners with Digital Schoolhouse on UKIE “play-based learning” programme

Nintendo UK partners with Digital Schoolhouse on UKIE “play-based learning” programme

Nintendo UK has partnered with Digital Schoolhouse on a UKIE programme that will introduce “play-based learning” in schools across the region.

The not-for-profit scheme has been backed by the games giant in an attempt to inspire the next generation and is expected to reach 32,000 pupils over 55 schools.

As part of the agreement, Nintendo UK will also support the next DSH esports tournament, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being chosen as the next game in the series. The aim is to help students develop practical and soft skills by participating in the tournaments.

An engagement number of 6,000 pupils is expected across 60 schools and colleges.


“Nintendo UK is extremely excited to be working together with UKIE’s Digital Schoolhouse as lead partner,” said Nintendo UK head of communications Kalpesh Tailor.

“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.”

Digital Schoolhouse director Shahneila Saeed 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.”

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Matthew Forde is the staff writer for and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999 talking about Smash Bros. and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.


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