Several students from across the Rocky View School District who took part in a competition which involved the cult-favourite educational video game, Minecraft, were among the winners announced last week.
The competition saw The City of Calgary partner with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE), Microsoft Canada, and the Calgary Public Library to deliver Level Up Calgary Season Two: Achievement Unlocked. The challenge tasked students to design dynamic and sustainable public spaces that celebrate diversity, foster equity, and create unity for all Calgarians.
For the 2023 competition stage, students chose from four different build sites: Sien Lok Park, Fort Calgary, an underground Green Line LRT Station at Eau Claire, and the Central Library LitCon street festival.
Lisa Hardy, the Service Design Lead for the Calgary Public Library announced the winners for Division Three for RVS for the LitCon category. The winner was a Grade nine student participating in The Farm Program. Ren G.
“Ren G., I really loved the focus of your design, which was to bring people together to talk about writing an art. You really talked about bringing in different types of art, including poetry, as well as fiction and literature,” Hardy said. “I also loved that you incorporated food into the mix because that also brings people together. I appreciate it your use of materials and the use of space and the way you zoned the entire space in front of the central library. So…
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