On 24th June all Year 8 pupils received their very own micro:bit – a pocket-sized, codeable computer that allowed pupils to get creative with technology. This was 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. See some of the photos below.