Richard Clowley School in London has updated its curriculum to include video games.
Why is that
BBC Newsbeat interviewed many employees andstudents who explained why such a bold step is needed. According to them, this encourages social interaction between students. Games at school should help children who have difficulty maintaining relationships.
Video game classes will run in parallel with traditional subjects such as math and English.
Student jack says it will give himthe opportunity to play a lot with friends, and that he feels “happy” because of the advanced communication opportunities provided by the game class. School principal Francis Gonzalez argues that the video game lesson is “very important to learning” and helps students understand many things.
Now this is especially true, given that recently games have become increasingly criticized and even postpone e-sports tournaments.