We truly believe that meeting students at their digital interests is the best way to prepare them for an online future. If you share this belief, or have expertise that can help students and teachers going ahead, we’d love to hear from you. The following are some of the ways you can get involved or contribute to the initiative.
START A LOL CLUB OR ESPORTS TEAM
Starting a club or an esports team is the best way to bring League of Legends to your school. League of Legends (LoL) clubs are typically extracurricular school clubs where student gamers can learn and practise healthy online behaviour while doing something they love, while esports teams are a great place for students to represent their school through tournaments, make new friends and learn soft and hard skills while competing. These two options aren’t mutually exclusive – while some schools opt to run one or the other, others do both!
SHARE THE INITIATIVE
If you can’t start your own club or esports team, maybe someone else you know can! By sharing the initiative within your circles (this could be as simple as sharing our trailer on social media) you’ll be opening the floor for other teachers, interested students or education professionals to join the conversation.
I AM A STUDENT
A teacher is required to start any high school League of Legends club or esports team. You can help get things started by talking to the teachers at your school and letting them know that you’re interested in the program. Who knows? They might even be League of Legends players too!
Once you’ve spoken to a teacher, link them to oce.leaguehighschool.com to help them learn more about the initiative and get started. If they need extra help, they can contact us and the team at Riot Games Oceania can then work with your teacher to get the wheels turning.
Support for high school League of Legends clubs and esports teams is currently only available to schools in Oceania, yet we’ve been receiving some interest from overseas schools too. If you’re a teacher not within our region, please contact us so we can put you in touch with Rioters in other regions who can help get the conversation started!
- Lesley PodestaCEO of Alannah & Madeline FoundationThe Alannah & Madeline Foundation is passionate about creating safe online environments for young people. By bringing gaming to schools through clubs, we hope that teachers can set examples of fair play and guide discussions to create positive and healthy behaviour in students.
- Stanley ChangScience Teacher at Howick College in AucklandStudents in general were eager to play the game with each other but most importantly, they were able to use the club as a platform to communicate with other students they have never spoken to. In a way, the club allowed students to develop new friendships and bonds.
- Anne CollierFounder, iCanHelpline.orgThe LoL Clubs initiative [is] both brilliant and logical. What I mean is, think about how tough it would be to teach swimming without a pool. High School League of Legends Clubs give schools the opportunity to facilitate digital citizenship in digital environments, the only kind of place where it could ever really be practised.
- Michael GreenStudent at Burnside High SchoolI now use my mistakes to improve: How can I learn from this? How do I get better? It helps that our teams are reflecting as a group.
- Anne CollierFounder, iCanHelpline.orgLeague of Legends has been teaching its players digital citizenship from LoL Day 1, giving players opportunities to practise citizenship in a way that's fun and meaningful to them. What a concept, right?!
- Brett Duncan Year 7 Coordinator at Roxburgh CollegeEach game the students play, they discuss with me how the game has gone, what they were happy with and disappointed in, and we would then approach this discussion in a multitude of different ways.