Esports in schools
School teachers across EMEA have started to notice the growing popularity of esports amongst children. Many schools are investing in these solutions to help support learning outcomes and strengthen the pupil-teacher relationship.
Lenovo has the devices, headsets, and hardware to keep students connected to the classroom and each other to rapidly develop their education while still having fun.
Level the playing field
Students often feel left out if they don’t have an extra-curricular activity they’re interested in. Marco Vigelini, a leader in education technology and the CEO of Maker Camp, believes that offering a unique activity like esports is a great way to help learners feel like they belong.
In our interview with Marco, we discovered just esports in schools allow students to develop new skills and improve their bond with their teachers.
From gamers to graduates
Here’s how students benefit from a school esports programme
Get your game on how to build your esports programme
Esports isn’t just for gamers. It’s an inclusive platform for all kinds of students to develop new skills, build self-confidence, and become part of a supportive community.
You don’t need to be an avid gamer to build a competitive esports programme either. But you will need a solid strategy and the right support. That’s where Lenovo comes in. We’ll start by helping you:
- List your esports program goals
- Research what programmes fit into your school curriculum
- Decide to start as a recreation, club, or varsity program
- Pick a location where you can set up your esports area, and design it accordingly
- Choose a PC that fits the esports you want to play
Don’t take our word for it
Explore these Lenovo-powered success stories.
In partnership with Microsoft, Lenovo developed an innovative Creative Media Suite for King Edward’s School (KES) Bath, with a flourishing esports programme. This new facility will serve as a digital hub for children across the local community. The facility will enhance a variety of learning opportunities for pupils, helping them to develop key technology and creative digital skills that lead to a brighter future.
Schools and colleges curious about esports may be put off by the fear of negative parent perception, costs, and the impact on studies. Exeter College and their ExE Academy seek to dispel those myths. Highlighting their recent collaboration with Lenovo, the college has detailed the impact esports has on students, their future careers and the business community beyond the college grounds.
In Dubai, Lenovo opened two gaming zones at GEMS Modern Academy and GEMS FirstPoint School. Equipped for full gaming immersion, these zones allow for seamless designing and programming with seamless portability. They offer students access to a platform that brings together more than 2.1 million players globally. The implementation of the esports programme will help explore how gaming can nurture talent, expertise and future-readiness in a stimulating way.
Lega Scolastica Esports (LSE) is the first Italian Esports League aimed at high schools. The initiative consists of a national competition among schools, based on competitive video games, with the aim of engaging students in extracurricular activities and developing soft skills such as teamwork, communication, negotiation, leadership, and interest in STEAM disciplines.
At GOAL Highschool, esports gives students an incentive to find the motivation to work harder at their grades. Members of the team and their coaches have documented how their academic performance has improved since the introduction of an esports programme, and how gaming has also helped them develop key social skills and forge new friendships.
Powerful devices, built for elite gaming
Our range of Legion devices are specially built for high-performance gaming, including laptops, desktops, monitors and accessories. Give your students access to the equipment they need to compete at a high level, with legendary reliability.
High-grade aluminium chassis, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ Graphics, Corsair® iCUE RGB lighting, and more.
With up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics options in an enhanced 26L gaming tower.
24.5-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, 240 Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time can provide a visual edge over the competition.
Become immersed in media, with superb driverless sound. Stay engaged for hours, thanks to the ergonomic design of the ear cups.
Dominate the latest titles with rapid response and ergonomic design. Our wireless gaming mouse sports rapid-charging and ultra-long battery life.
Enjoy consistent comfort when gaming. This mechanical Gaming Keyboard is full-sized and designed for regular use, comfort and simplicity.
How Lenovo powers digital education
Hybrid learning is now the norm. To deliver high-quality education in this environment, schools need more from their technology solutions. Lenovo delivers the tools to support immersive education experiences – from anywhere.
Learning key social skills, working as a team and finding a passion— esports teaches students, parents and teachers alike the power technology has to change a child’s life. That’s why Lenovo has teamed up with big industry names to create a range of products, solutions, and services to support all learning paths, from esports to the curriculum.