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Young will dig Minecraft challenge at city's libraries

Wolverhampton's libraries are inviting young people into the world of Minecraft for a half term challenge with a difference.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Library Service and Learning Technologies Team have teamed up to offer 3 days of Halloween themed Minecraft fun.

Minecraft is a 'sandbox' video game which allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D world. Children will be able to take part in a variety of solo and collaborative construction challenges, with medals for the winners.

The free sessions take place at Central Library on Tuesday 30 October, Penn Library on Wednesday 31 October and East Park Library on Thursday 1 November. Each session is the same, and runs from 10.30am to 3pm.

There are 30 places available each day, and the events are suitable for children aged 7 and over. Please bring your own lunch. To book places, please visit Learning Technologies. For further information, please email mylibraryservice@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Minecraft is an incredibly popular game which gets the creative juices flowing and helps players learn about construction techniques, problem solving and collaboration.

"Following the success of our summer programme of events run by the Learning Technologies Team, I am delighted that our libraries are hosting further educational and fun sessions for young people this coming half-term."

To find out more please visit Libraries.

The Learning Technologies Team works with teachers and students to maximise the potential of the latest technologies in the classroom. For more information, follow them on Twitter @LTTonline.

  • released: Thursday 4 October, 2018