BBC Micro:bit STEM Day for Year 8

On 24th June all Year 8 pupils will receive their very own micro:bit – a pocket-sized, codeable computer that will allow pupils to get creative with technology, provided free for all Year 8 pupils by the BBC and their partners as part of an initiative to get pupils interested in digital technology. The mini circuit board can be programmed using a web-based interface to do many things including flashing up numbers, letters and scrolling messages on the LEDs. Plus, since there’s a built-in accelerometer and compass, it can detect movement and tell which way it’s pointing. All Year 8s will have the chance to programme their micro:bit on the 24th June in the ICT department, led by the STEM team.micro bit image