|Wargaming.net attending Tankfest 2013, sponsors education centre for £80k|
|Posted: 14.05.2013 10:31 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
World of Tanks is rolling its treads once again to Tankfest this year, for the third year running, but this time they're being a lot more pro-active in their attendance. An £80k grant is being given to build a classroom.
It'll mean The Tank Museum in Bovington, England will open up a room dedicated to a "state-of-the-art" education centre to help establish links with schools for "better appreciation" of national heritage.
Wargaming.net's World of Tanks MMO has generated enormous popularity since launch and has introduced a lot of younger gamers to armoured warfare.
"World of Tanks has generated huge interest in the history of armoured warfare amongst young people on-line,” said Victor Kislyi Wargaming CEO, “and with this room we can take this enthusiasm into the classroom to give a new generation of children a better appreciation of their national heritage."
Kislyi will be unveiling a special plague to mark the opening of the new classroom.
"I am delighted that Wargaming.net are supporting The Tank Museum by funding our new Education Centre. This will be the first time that The Tank Museum has had a dedicated teaching space and will make a huge impact on the 7,000 school children who use our facilities each year,” Richard Smith Director the Tank Museum said.
“The Wargaming.net Education Centre is such a first class facility, that it will make The Tank Museum’s Education Service much more attractive to schools in the region and further afield. We estimate that we will double the number of school visits within the next five years.”
The Tank Museum examines the very origins of the tank as well as what crucial roles they played through history in Europe. This new Education Centre will become pivotal in enriching the experience provided by the museum staff and its exhibits. It even includes a database to help children find if their family served in The Great War.
Tankfest 2013 takes place June 29th & 30th with .