The House of Mario is supporting the Digital Schoolhouse programme with plans to bring Labo and esports training to the classroom.
If youve never heard of it before the Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) programme was set up by UK games industry trade body Ukie in order to promote computing subjects through play-based learning.
An estimated 32,000 pupils in over 55 schools will be able to take advantage of it this academic year, with lessons involving Nintendo Labo and ordinary Nintendo Switch games.
But as lead partner Nintendo UK will also be supporting the DSHs next national schools esports tournament, via The Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle.
The tournament is intended to provide an immersive career experience for students allowing them to develop practical and soft skills with participation in professional esports roles, such as team hosting and production crafted by the video games industry for education.
So, yes. Kids are not only getting to play video games at school but as a means for preparing for a potential future career.
The Digital Schoolhouse programme uniquely combines computing, fun, creativity and innovation, all of which are synonymous and at the heart of Nintendos values, says Nintendo UKs Kalpesh Tailor.