Minecraft in Northern Ireland
In March 2015, CultureTECH secured funding from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure to make MinecraftEdu available to every post-primary school in Northern Ireland. Honeycomb worked with CultureTech and MinecraftEdu to deliver train-the trainer teacher CPD to teachers and tutors to help them roll Minecraft Edu out to all schools.
MinecraftEdu is a special version of the game designed specifically for schools, with additions that are more useful and appropriate for the classroom. Over 5,000 teachers in more than 40 countries have used it to teach the STEM subjects, art, history and computer coding. They join such high-profile organisations as MIT and the UN, who have successfully used Minecraft to teach quantum physics and engage young people in redevelopment of their neighbourhoods.