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Why you should set up a Dungeons and Dragons club in school

A Dungeons and Dragons club has proved particularly popular for school librarian Lucas Maxwell. He explains how he set it up and the impact it has had, particularly for neurodiverse learners
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I began a Dungeons and Dragons club in my school library after the students began asking about it due to the popular television show Stranger Things.

I had played D&D as a teenager and had always loved the books. Back then I made my own “homebrew” dungeons, getting lost in the world of D&D for years, but I never actually played the game all that much because I lived in an isolated part of Canada.

And so, after numerous requests from students, I became a Dungeon Master in 2018 and the game’s popularity in the school has exploded since. This article looks at how we set this up and the impact it has had.

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