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Japanese Schoolchildren Hold Graduation Ceremony in Minecraft Amid School Closures

Where there's a will, there's a way.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Japanese schools have been closed until after spring in an attempt to minimise contact between vulnerable individuals.

Unfortunately, this means that many schoolchildren will miss their graduation ceremonies, as the Japanese school year ends in March. This comes as a disappointment to many, as celebrating graduation is often a highly anticipated milestone.

In a twist of events, some creative schoolchildren have come up with a way to celebrate the event while maintaining adequate social distancing - by having their graduation ceremony in a purpose-built hall on a Minecraft server!

Twitter user @backyennew shared a tweet about his son's primary school graduation, captioned:

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

What makes it even better was that this event was not organised by teachers or the school in any way - the kids planned and executed this idea all by themselves!

If young'uns can make the best out of a bad situation, we Malaysians should be able to handle 2 weeks of social isolation with grace, right?


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