Esports in schools
Esports is classified as organised, competitive video gaming and is a massive global industry that you may not know much about, but your students definitely will!
British Esports is the UK’s national body for esports and supports the UK esports ecosystem from grassroots, community esports through to facilitating national teams to represent GB in international events such as Olympic Esports Week and the Global Esports Games.
Tom Dore and Kalam Neale are both ex-teachers and will introduce you to the esports industry and explain why CAS members should be looking seriously at it. They will talk about the British Esports Student Champs, an esports tournament that currently has 600 school teams competing online each week, plus the L2 & L3 BTECs in Esports they have written for Pearson. They will also highlight the explicit, relevant links between esports and STEM, Digital and Creative Media and the range of transferable skills young people develop through participation in this team-based activity. The video game industry is worth more on an annual basis than the film and music industry combined. The tech-based education and career pathways available in the industry and wider, linked digital and creative industries are significant and will only grow.
Find out how you can use esports to engage a wider demographic of students and support them to follow their gaming passions.
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