Esports offers students a unique opportunity to engage in 21st Century skills with an emphasis on sportsmanship, health and wellbeing, and inclusivity. Players develop skills, practice teamwork, and unite as individuals or a group towards a common goal of development. Esports also gives teachers and parents an insight into a passionate part of many students lives and allows them to engage in new ways with their son or daughter. 80% of Australian and New Zealanders aged 15-24 play video games (Digital Australia, 2020), and harnessing this incredible statistic can allow teachers and families to guide students towards engaging in the online world in positive and constructive ways.
St Thomas More College success so far:
Statistics about St Thomas More College esports players:
The College is looking towards expanding the esports program further by including more games and a professional esports gaming room to allow students to use leading technology to gain competitive advantage.