The second “Minecraft Talk” school program, held between schools in Jewish-Israeli Be’er Sheva and the Bedouin town of Tel-Sheva, ended this week.
For 6 weeks, 52 children from the two schools met, communicated and played together – all in a Virtual Minecraft game world. The children were divided into two teams – Red and Blue – with half of each team’s members belonging to the class in Be’er Sheva and the other half to the one in Tel Sheva. After learning the game, the teams went through a series of game challenges that required increasing levels of collaboration.
The program ended in a final face to face encounter, held in a public park in Be’er Sheva, where the kids met the faces behind the virtual characters, played outdoor games and discussed the experience.
We had a great time playing with the kids and look forward to another program next year!