The ‘micro:bit’ is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun! You can now borrow a BBC micro:bit from our school library.
The starter kits are free to borrow, and contain a BBC micro:bit, a mini-USB cable and a battery pack, along with a link to the Frog site to get you started … which means you can unleash your digital creativity in the comfort of your own home – and get your family involved too!
Pupils at Bishop Luffa use BBC micro:bits in Computer Science lessons and they are really easy to pick up and use with little training, and can be programmed using a variety of free coding platforms on a PC, laptop or Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. And although it’s small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, it has a screen, onboard sensors and the option to add a host of exciting peripherals such as servo motors, lights, switches and all manner of sensors – and even robots. There is also a popular microbit club run by Sixth Form students on Tuesday lunchtimes.
Mrs Helen Williams, Teacher of Computer Science