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Minecraft to be made available to all NI Secondary Schools.

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A special educational version of the popular on-line game Minecraft is being made available to all secondary schools in Northern Ireland as well as Libraries and community organisations.

This is part of a project designed by the CultureTECH festival which has been funded by the the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

Minecraft allows players to create their own worlds using 3D blocks, while exploring the creations of others. It is one of the most popular video games in history, with over 100 million downloads since its launch in 2009 and more than 50 million sales across all platforms.

The version that will be used by schools in Northern Ireland is called MinecraftEDU and is designed to be useful in the classroom, with over 5,000 teachers in more than 40 countries using it to teach a variety of subjects.

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