Ninety Grade 7 and 8 students from St. Elizabeth, Christ The King and Sacred Heart Port Lambton Catholic schools attended an e-sports competition and learning event, hosted by the Grade 5/6 students of Holy Family Catholic School.
Students participated in three, one-hour workshops, where they learned about game design (also known as coding), emotional and physical wellbeing associated with gaming, and esports mechanics. In the afternoon, students participated in a single-elimination tournament featuring the game Rocket League.
“Students in our Grade 5/6 class did all of the work in organizing and running the event,” says Dan Rolo, Grade 5/6 teacher at Holy Family Catholic School. “They prepared and delivered workshops on coding, emotional regulation in gaming and physical training in hand-eye coordination, as well as technical set up of all the matches.”
“It was exciting to watch our Grade 5/6 students share their knowledge with students from the other schools,” says Colleen Cogghe, Principal of Holy Family Catholic School. “What a tremendous event! Special thanks to Mr. Rolo for helping the students to organize it!”
Students also had the opportunity to experience an immersive and responsive state-of-the-art iRacing motion simulator, graciously provided by Fast Factor Sim Racing Studios in Chatham.
Congratulations to the Blue Knights team from Sacred Heart Port Lambton, who won the tournament, defeating the Wild Ducks from Christ the King.
This event was funded through an experiential learning grant.