We’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists, helping them get on the path to a fascinating career. Together with Minecraft, the world’s best-selling video game, we’ve developed a suite of five educational games to open up the world of road building in classrooms.
In the games, students learn about everything road designers need to consider when planning schemes like the Lower Thames Crossing and the A303 past Stonehenge. They’ll get a sense of the skills needed to build some of the biggest road projects in a generation, including archaeology, biology, ecology, civil engineering, communications technology and coding.
The games offer a fun way for key stage 2 (ages 7-11) and key stage 3 (ages 11-14) to engage with STEM subjects, and include lesson plans and guides for teachers. Each road project featured in the games also has a Creative Mode, which can be used by schools during lunchtime or after school clubs. Creative Mode allows students to spend as much time as they want building and designing the roads.
The games are aligned to the national curriculum and are available to all teachers and schools. Teachers just need access to Minecraft Education Edition, which is commonly used in schools. Get the games, guides and lesson plans here.
"I've seen a huge difference in their conversational skills, the things that they're talking about. They're all engaged. Which, as we all know, doesn't happen with every single lesson."Teacher