Usually, politicians have to come up with unusual campaigns to get children and young people off the computer screens and get them out into the fresh air for some exercise.
Due to the corona virus, which is currently spreading all over the world, the opposite is currently the case: The Polish government has now launched an official Minecraft server so that the students will hopefully stay at home.
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Graratanna is the name of the new initiative by the Polish digital ministry, with which the young people who are currently not allowed to go to class should be entertained and tied to the screen.
In addition to the Minecraft server already mentioned, the project offers many more fun, but also at the same time pedagogically valuable online activities: In addition to rather dry topics such as online learning courses on Polish history, there are also tabletop RPG rounds and a game jam, which is about programming your own games.
There is also a lot to do on the Minecraft server itself: There is currently a competition running, in which the players get a 60×60 block site to recreate Polish landmarks and monuments. The best creations are to be awarded on March 30, 2020, and there are even various prizes waiting for the winners.
According to the current status, schools and universities in Poland will remain closed at least until April 10th. For all exhausted parents who may be working from home, the website is a great idea to keep their kids busy with minimal effort.
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