Our teaching Minecraft maestro is …

(Last Updated On: August 24, 2022)

Wow, you’re doing some awesome activities with Minecraft in your classrooms! From blowing stuff up and designing living spaces, to coding and creating games, it’s all very impressive.

There was a teacher category is this year’s INTERFACE Minecraft competition, in association with Microsoft. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us about your projects and how you’re using Minecraft: Education Edition in your classrooms.

And so, to this year’s winner … Congratulations to Shobek Singh, Fruitvale School, Auckland, who came out on top with his activity for students to create an interactive game in Minecraft “to teach one another and their whānau about the Treaty of Waitangi.”

For his efforts, Shobek wins a mini drone. Plus, we’ll ask him to explain the activity in more detail in the next issue.

It was a close run thing and honourable mentions go to Shelly Robson, Opihi College, South Canterbury, and Tiana Wheat, Morrinsville Intermediate School, Waikato. Shelly’s ‘Off the Grid’ activity challenged her students to build a sustainable dwelling. Tiana’s project explored how to reduce the spread of Kauri Dieback disease.

Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition is specially designed for use in the classroom, offering tools, options and resources not built into the regular Minecraft program. It is available free to schools under the Microsoft Schools agreement with the Ministry of Education.

For more information about Minecraft: Education Edition go to

Thanks to Microsoft for supporting this year’s INTERFACE Minecraft competition.

INTERFACE August 2022

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