Registration

Pupils from nominated schools can register here

Design

The first time Minecraft has been used for such a project in Britain or Ireland

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Citizenship

Ensuring our young people are directly involved in shaping the future of their city

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Teamwork

Co-design workshops growing public participation in policy-making within Newry

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NI Dev Conf

Oran McKeever from the St Ronan’s team of the ‘Newry 2020 Minecraft Park Design Challenge’ presented his park design this weekend to an audience of software engineers at the NI Developer Conference in Belfast. The project room at the conference offered the opportunity for young people to demonstrate their projects and there were kids from

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Final Design Presentations 2019

Each team had three weeks to work on their vision of a city park at the Albert Basin in Newry. On 25th May 2019 in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre the final seven teams presented their designs to the Council Working Group. The judging panel at the final were looking for the best presentation and

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Finalists Announced

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Albert Basin Park Minecraft Challenge. It was so exciting for us to see the enthusiasm and hard work that you brought to the project – the quality of the ideas and imagination have been fantastic! Screenshots of all the designs will be shown to the

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Final Drop-In Session

The Hub on Saturday 4th May sees the final information drop-in session for the Newry 2020 Minecraft Challenge Project. The project encourages children from local schools to design their own vision of what a park would look like at the Albert Basin in Newry – but the kids get to design the park using Minecraft.

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Help Session at The Hub

Newry 2020 members will be at ‘The Hub’ in Margaret Street (beside the Newry Reporter office) on Saturday 6th April 2019 from 1pm to 5pm. The aim of this session is to help parents and pupils of the first schools to take part. You should try to bring along your laptop and the minecraft account

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Video on Installing Minecraft

To make things easier for parents who are new to Minecraft we have uploaded a video that shows the steps for installing Java and Minecraft. If you have any difficulties with this please contact us or come along to one of our help sessions. We will be at ‘The Hub’ in Margaret Street (beside the

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Project Update

This past week we have been busy doing the groundwork for this project. We have met with school principals from St Joseph’s, St Ronan’s and An Bunscoil and we hope to start the design phase with those schools within the next few weeks. The technical work is proceeding well and the current task is configuring

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Funding for Minecraft Park Project

Newry 2020 have been awarded funding from DesignScapes for a project involving local school children in the consultation for the design of a new City Park at the Albert Basin in Newry. The children will be encouraged to get creative with their ideas for a park and to build these in the 3D open-world game

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2016 Minecraft Park Project

In 2016 over 20 children took part in a pilot project using Minecraft to design their own vision of a city park. At the competition finale (photos) on Saturday 21st May 2016 each team presented their designs to a panel of judges. The judges picked out many design elements by all the participants (screenshots) and

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