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Nintendo Australia is bringing Labo to schools across Australia

by Daniel VuckovicMarch 29, 2019

Nintendo Australia has launched a new program which will see the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con garage used in schools. It’ll be used to teach kids the basic principles of science, technology, art and mathematics – or STEM.

By 2026, 75% of jobs in the market will require STEM skills, and we’re just not quite there yet. This program has already kicked off with the first workshop taking place last week in Melbourne. The aim is to target 800 students through this program and teach them problem solving and collaboration skills.

Nintendo Labo is a special piece of magic that brings basic STEM educational principles to life. It’s perfect for the little learners because they can build and customise their very own STEM toys creations and bring them to life.
The clear outcome is an ignited passion and excitement for STEM at an early age in a way few other programs are able to achieve. Nintendo Labo sparks joy not only in kids but in teachers and parents too.

Sarah Moran, Girl Geek Academy Co-Founder and CEO

“We hope our program provides children across Australia with the tools to build, explore, problem-solve and, in the process, get excited about design and technology – all while having fun. We also hope that Nintendo Switch bringing Nintendo Labo to life will provide a fun and exciting way for kids to explore basic STEAM topics together while building a fundamental understanding of the technology behind them.”

Nintendo Australia Managing Director Kamon Yoshimura

Nintendo is already running similar programs in the United States, it’s great to see it come to Australia as well!

Source: Power-Up Gaming

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  • Daniel
    March 29, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    The question now will be how do I get access to this as a teacher??? I want to be able to mess around with this and see how I could utilise it and with what year levels!

    Very excited to hear this is being rolled out in Australia though 😀

  • Oliver Phommavanh
    March 30, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    It’s about time, seems like a no-brainer and I hope this means more switches in schools 🙂

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