Young­sters chal­lenged to build their own vir­tual beaches

The Oban Times - - News -

This sum­mer the RNLI is launch­ing its sec­ond Beach Builder Chal­lenge us­ing the in­ter­ac­tive video game Minecraft, which al­lows chil­dren to cre­ate and build vir­tual worlds. The Beach Builder Chal­lenge, avail­able to play from Au­gust 1, has been cre­ated by the RNLI to teach chil­dren about beach and wa­ter safety at a time when many young peo­ple will be vis­it­ing the coast dur­ing hol­i­days. The RNLI has ex­panded the vir­tual world to in­clude a Beach Is­land Ad­ven­ture, which means young­sters can cre­ate epic beaches, and com­plete four lev­els in the Beach Is­land Ad­ven­ture. The four lev­els are based on the char­ity’s Stay SAFE acro­nym: spot the dan­gers, take ad­vice, stay close to a friend or fam­ily mem­ber, and learn what to do in an emer­gency. RNLI’s com­mu­nity safety prod­uct man­ager Bri­die Ap­pleby- Gun­nill said: ‘ This is a fun and in­ter­ac­tive game for seven to 14-year- olds to play dur­ing the sum­mer hol­i­days.’

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