Nintendo Labo's educational rollout worldwide appears to be well and truly underway, with Nintendo Australia launching an "Australian-first" primary school program, aimed at teaching the basic principles of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
The program aims to give 800 primary school-aged children an opportunity to learn and develop these STEM skills by using Nintendo Labo and the Toy-Con Garage. According to research conducted by the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in 2016, 75% of jobs by 2026 will require workers with STEM skills.
Girl Geek Academy Co-Founder and CEO Sarah Moran said how Labo was "perfect for little learners" as it "ignited passion and excitement for STEM" at a young age, and in a way, few other programs could.
Nintendo Australia Managing Director Kamon Yoshimura added to this with the following statement:
“We hope our program provides children across Australia with the tools to build, explore, problem-solve and, in the process, get excited about design and technology – all while having fun.”
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