Gaming-driven Schools (UK)

Source: The Guardian (UK), Feb 2016

Ian Livingstone, who co-founded Games Workshop, which became one of the world’s biggest games companies, is promising students the latest in technology and creative thinking, including Dragons’ Den-style competitions to start up mock companies at school.

The Livingstone Academies will open in Tower Hamlets, east London, and Bournemouth under the Aspirations Academies Trust, offering 3,000 places and an education rooted in science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (Steam).

Livingstone urged fellow digital entrepreneurs to follow him into education. “The arts and sciences should no longer be a question of either or – and to further this I’m delighted to be opening two free schools to embed digital creativity in future generations of our society.

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