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Skills Miner Vertical Farming - Education with Minecraft

Interactive and educational Minecraft game to play in the classroom where students will discover their inner vertical farmer and see how their ideas can make a difference to the future of food.

Skills Miner Vertical Farming - Education with Minecraft

Let your students uncover engineering skills through gameplay with Enginuity's latest game!

Skills Miner Vertical Farming allows students to find out what it's like to design, build, and manage a vertical farm through Enginuity's Minecraft games.

Skills Miner Vertical Farming brings green skills and the “engineering in everything” concept into the classroom. It inspires students to focus on sustainability and consider innovative and exciting engineering careers.

Promoting STEM, the available resources harness young people’s love of gaming and is designed for use during lessons, enrichment, or in after school clubs.

  • Enginuity provide the Minecraft games and lessons for your students to play
  • Enginuity provide support to teachers on how to use Minecraft in lessons
  • Enginuity offer to help with any guidance if needed


Minimum of 1 participant, maximum of 30 participants.



Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Agriculture and food
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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