The West in Minecraft

The West in Minecraft

9 Jul 2021

If you could completely re-design your city, your street, your home, what would you do differently?

The West in Minecraft educational resources take a digital, play-based approach to support children to develop their own ideas and problem-solving skills, and engage with engineering as a creative and diverse subject that can impact the world around us.

These lessons are centred around the popular block-building video game Minecraft, and use a newly developed ‘Bristol & Bath world’ called The West in Minecraft to allow children to explore, build, re-design and re-engineer their very own cities!

You can book an official The West in Minecraft workshop for your class, delivered by trained education coordinators from UWE Bristol’s DETI Inspire team, and supported by local STEM Ambassadors. All equipment required plus access to The Minecraft West world will be provided.

Or you can download the resource pack below, which has everything you need to run the lesson yourself – you’ll just need access to a Minecraft license.*

The resource pack includes a detailed lesson plan for KS2 and KS3, which can be delivered online or in the classroom, curriculum-linked worksheets and challenges which draw on several different subjects including Design and Technology, Geography and Science, with links to local engineering innovations and iconic locations including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Roman Baths and SS Great Britain

*The West in Minecraft world is currently only available for hire through DETI Inspire. The team are working on a solution to make the world freely accessible to all users.

The West in Minecraft and educational resources have been developed by DETI Inspire at UWE Bristol in partnership with local engineers from Atkins and the Science Hunters programme – experts in STEM engagement through Minecraft.

For more DETI Inspire STEM workshops download the brochure below.