Young people from Dunoon’s Digital Hub have produced a detailed replica of the town’s Burgh Hall using the education version of Minecraft.
Minecraft promotes creativity amongst young people and helps with collaboration and problem-solving. The app is regularly used at the Digital Hub and it was during an after-school session that the young people who attend came up with the idea of recreating the Burgh Hall in a digital form.
The Digital Hub is run by Argyll and Bute Council’s Education Service and provides an outreach service, enabling young people to explore computer science and technology learning.
Gary Clark, the council’s Acting Education Support Officer said: “We know that children and young people love to use Minecraft and recently we have been thinking about the relevance in an education context.
“This project was about recognising young people’s enthusiasm towards Minecraft and focusing it into a real world context.
"The young people loved it and learned about everything from planning and design, to architecture and team work. It’s something that we plan to do more on in the future with schools and groups across Argyll and Bute.”
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “What a wonderful idea and what a fantastic creation.
"Digital learning and technology is fast becoming a popular career path, with almost every field of employment now relying on it.
“We want the very best for our young people and we want to ensure they’re equipped to secure and sustain positive destinations.
"We want them to have as much choice as possible and the Digital Hub helps with this. It shows them that the only limit is their imagination.”
For a tour of the design, visit https://youtu.be/YzD1D-PHWN0.