Polish Government Launches Minecraft Server for Homebound Children

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In order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Poland closed its schools at least until 10 April. While online courses are widespread, there is still the problem of keeping children busy when they are confined to their homes. The Polish government thinks it has the answer: among other initiatives, it has just launched a Minecraft server.

Grarantanna is the name of the initiative, and it includes a lot of mainly educational activities, ranging from quizzes, games of chance, online sessions with pen and paper, and a Minecraft server annoounces. The creative server is open to elementary, middle and high school students, with each player being entitled to a 60×60 plot. Prizes will be awarded for the most impressive buildings, with players encouraged to recreate “known buildings”. The competition is open until March 27th.