09 March 2018

Digital Schoolhouse E-sports Challenge

On Wednesday 5th March 2018 a team of students from the Coleshill School took part in the Digital Schoolhouse Esports regional qualifying tournament at Staffordshire University.

The Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStations National Esports Tournament, is designed to engage and inspire students with careers and opportunities within the games, esports and creative industries, it uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of students and teachers with the new computing curriculum.  The aim is to bridge the gap between industry and education to prepare the next generation for a digital age.

The Digital Schoolhouse eSports Tournament started in January 2018 with 20 schools taking part and an estimated reach of 1500-2000 students.  Two teams from The Coleshill School entered and team ‘Ben Hyper Carry’ went through to the regional qualifiers.

Lisa Cooper, teacher of ICT, said:

The team were given some great advice from Ramesh Singh, a former professional player.  They played really hard against very strong competition and came joint third .  This was a fantastic day for our students taking part in a national competition and they enjoyed the whole experience of the e-Sports Challenge!