Japanese Students Host Virtual Graduation Ceremony In Minecraft Amid School Cancellation

Japanese schools have been closed for over two weeks now due to coronavirus quarantine, and they will remain closed until after spring vacation.

Because the Japanese school year ends in March and begins in April, for many students this closing period means that they mill miss their graduation ceremonies. Whether they’re leaving elementary school, middle school, or high school, it’s a sad feeling for them to go out with a whimper instead of a bang.

But some creative elementary school graduates in Japan came up with a great workaround. If they couldn’t have a graduation ceremony at school, then why not have one digitally in a place they all meet often anyway… in Minecraft!

Some Japanese kids decided to host their graduation ceremony in Minecraft instead.

Japanese Twitter user backyennew posted a picture of the virtual graduation that his elementary-school son had put together with his friends:


“‘What are you doing?’
‘We all decided to have a graduation ceremony together!’
Oh? Awesome. The elementary students gathered to start graduation themselves.”

What’s really impressive about this is The virtual graduation wasn’t planned by the school or the teachers, it was just something that the students decided to do for themselves.

Amidst all of the unsettling coronavirus news, it’s refreshing to see something so wholesome.

Japanese netizens seemed to feel the same way with their comments:

 “The kids are all right.”
“Parents are doing ‘telework’ and kids are doing ‘telegraduation.’”
“I’m so jealous of what awesome things kids have these day.”
“Those who say video games are bad, look at this!”
“This will probably be an even better memory than a regular graduation for them.”

Hopefully these graduates and all of their classmates will be able to go back to school after vacation, ready to put their Minecraft powers to work in even more fun ways. And until then, at least they have plenty of free manga to read online, and they don’t have to worry about Jason Voorhees!

[ By Sora News ]

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