The Cyber Castle Challenge is an exciting learning experience in Minecraft: Education Edition for students aged 8 to 13 across Australia! Teach cyber security and the digital technologies curriculum through 4 distinct seasons of collaborative gameplay. Help students navigate the 21st century by developing their cyber security awareness and skill.
The challenge is designed for classrooms and community groups and is available now. Download the game file and our full suite of supporting resources to help you deliver this program in your classroom. This includes:
- a teacher resource with lesson plans
- a student playbook linking game play to learning outcomes
- videos showcasing the careers of diverse cyber security professionals
The 4 seasons (or levels) of the Cyber Castle Challenge are recommended to be played over 4 school weeks. Each season features 30 minutes of pre-game activities, one hour of game play and 30 minutes of post-game activities.
Minecraft provides a fun and interactive platform for learning. There are a huge number of lesson plans and activities available for all subject areas! Explore how Minecraft is used to teach the Australian Curriculum.
Minecraft: Education Edition is already available in many education departments and school systems as part of the Microsoft 365 suite. Check with your IT department or visit the Minecraft: Education Edition website for IT admins. Community groups and clubs can join in too! Find out more on the Minecraft website for camps, clubs and more.