A School Day That’s All About Play
Imagine a school where the students’ day revolves around playing games, all day long. Video games, live action role-playing games, board games, building games. At the PlayMaker School in Los Angeles, the school day takes kids from one game activity to the next, as they explore any number of different subjects and ideas, from the physics of flight to ancient Mesopotamian culture. PBS NewsHour’s April Brown gives us a glimpse into this otherworldly school.
The students at the PlayMaker school don’t just play games — they design, code and market their own video games as part of a class project. The school is designed around all types of game play, including high-tech, low-tech and no-tech. Watch how and why this evolves within the school day.