Years 5/6 Esports Competition

On Thursday 10 March, students competed for the first time in the Gold Coast Fuse Cup Esports Competition. This term, A.B. Paterson College put forward two teams – Years 5 and Year 6. Essentially, Esports is competitive video gaming.  Students are involved in gaming using the Nintendo Switch and Just Dance which is suitable for primary aged students.

The Federation of United Schools Esports is an international network of schools connected in providing young students with an opportunity to participate in a safe, supportive and structured Esports competition whilst developing positive gaming behaviours and digital wellbeing, as supported by the eSafety Commissioner and Kids Helpline. There were a number of opportunities throughout the day where students discussed appropriate engagement with gaming and identified support networks for them at home.

Our Year 5 and 6 teams both just missed out on the finals and were extremely proud of their efforts. It was the first time that we have completed in this space and student behaviour and way in which they conducted themselves throughout the day is to be commended. 

The Fuse Cup Esports team members:

Year 5 Ollie Hart 5W Chris Lewis 5W Ollie Higgins 5S Bennett Longhurst 5S

Year 6 Aidan McIntyre 6N Nicholas Patterson 6N Sigrid Perez 6C Mathew Morris 6M

The next competition will be in Term 2 and students will be able to compete within Mario Kart. If your child is keen to participate, information about registration will be forthcoming. 

We wish the Years 7 and 8 teams all the best for their competition on Thursday 24 March. Warmest congratulations to all on their achievement in the Term 1 Fuse Cup Esports competition.  Onward and upward!

Beth Claydon
Head of Digital Literacy & STEAM