Monday, November 20News For London

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Sea Cadets commemorate the Trafalgar Battle

Sea Cadets commemorate the Trafalgar Battle

Culture, educational video games
Sea Cadets from across the UK gathered in London to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar on behalf of the Royal Navy. Over 300 Sea Cadets around the country had physical displays for the public in the Trafalgar Square. Student volunteers coming from different places in UK gathered here showing the outcome of their incredible commitment, skill and talent the Sea Cadets nurtures in them. According to the organiser of the Sea Cadets charity: “Most volunteers here are students being sent over to our charity by their parents to be nurtured as future Navy, they are trained every weekend and we organise them having physical training displays here in Trafalgar Square every year.” Students in different age show their training outcome on the day including parading and square exercises which
Playing to learn: Minecraft Education and the thriving ed-tech market in the UK

Playing to learn: Minecraft Education and the thriving ed-tech market in the UK

Art, Culture, ed-tech, educational video games
Video games have been blamed for the decline of children’s studious pursuits since the birth of ‘Pong’ – one of the first arcade video games to reach mainstream popularity. More than a decade later, video games are being used as an educational tool for young adolescents in schools across the world.   According to a recent report on SBS World News Australia, Merryland’s East 5th graders, a school in south-west Sydney, recently used Microsofts Minecraft: Education Edition, to create a Minecraft cinematic about the traditional stories of indigenous cultures. Minecraft, for the uninitiated is a game that allows users to design and construct a virtual world, by using static objects like blocks and pillars. Geography and history seems to be the most obvious subject areas, which the g