Self-Isolated School Kids in Japan Celebrate Their Graduation Online in Minecraft

For the last 2 weeks, Japanese schools have be closed in a bid to help curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Kids must continue to stay at home until after spring vacation (early April), which means many of them will miss out on having a graduation ceremony. However, rather than accept an uneventful end to the school year, a group of creative elementary kids decided to create an online meet-up in the video game Minecraft, so that they can still celebrate the occasion together with their classmates.

The virtual Minecraft graduation ceremony was first discovered after Twitter user @backyennew posted photos and a video of what his son and his friends created. Showing the boxy, pixelated assembly hall and characters, his tweet says (translated from Japanese), “They spent all day online together playing games and laughing. I’m glad they all had fun.”

Amidst this unsettling time, it’s great to see these kids make the most of what they have—creativity can stand strong!

While schools are closed due to coronavirus, a group of Japanese elementary students created a virtual graduation ceremony in Minecraft, so they could celebrate online.

h/t: [SoraNews24]

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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