The BBC micro:bit, a smart device that helps children learn coding and creativity, is being distributed to primary schools across the UK for free.

The initiative is part of the BBC micro:bit – the next gen campaign, which aims to empower 8 to 11 year olds with digital skills and confidence. Primary schools can register here to claim their free classroom set of 30 micro:bits, which can be used for teaching computing across the curriculum and for exploring creative ideas using real code.

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that can be programmed to perform various functions, such as sensing sunlight, counting steps, playing games or making alarms. It also has a built-in LED display, buttons, sensors and Bluetooth connectivity.

The campaign hopes to inspire children to use the micro:bit as a tool for problem-solving, innovation and fun, and to prepare them for the digital future.

Book a micro:bit Coding Workshop for Your School

The BBC micro:bit Workshop from Code Created teaches pupils how to code apps and games for the micro:bit, a handheld, fully programmable computer with sensors and a screen.

The workshop introduces pupils to MakeCode and Python, the programming languages that the micro:bit uses, and guides them through some fun and exciting projects, such as making a virtual pet, a fitness device, a radio messenger and even games!

The workshop is led by real-world app and games developers from Chaos Created, who also provide follow-up support and materials to help pupils take coding further. The workshop is suitable for primary and secondary school classes.

We can work with one class for an entire day, or deliver shorter sessions to multiple classes.

Learn more about our BBC micro:bit Workshop for UK Primary and Secondary Schools

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