Video game demand goes from couches to classrooms

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Osage, Iowa – Students at Osage Community Schools are taking their love for the screens to the classroom.

 

That’s Osage Superintendent Barb Schwamman.

In December, the school board approved a new sports club called “E-sports.”

The program is simple.  Students play video games.

Schwamman says while the concept of video games in the classroom may seem odd, it provides another avenue for education.

Nearly 30 students have already signed up for the club.

 

Some colleges such as Grand View, Hawkeye Community and Upper Iowa provide full-ride scholarships for students who would qualify for their E Sports gaming team.

Schwamman says the club will provide a fun and safe atmosphere along with preparing them for their future.