a BBC micro:bit with laptop in the background

BBC Do Your:bit Global Challenge – Microbit Workshop series


02 November 2019

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue Leeds City Museum

Tags Activity, Event, Workshop, Young People,

We are running a series of exciting micro:bit workshops with Leeds Libraries for the BBC Do Your:bit Global Challenge.

A micro:bit is a micro-computer that is simple enough to be used by complete beginners to coding, but that also has enough functionality for those with existing skills to push themselves and develop more complicated programs.

These workshops are for young people, 8-14 years, who want to get into coding and tech. The challenge focuses on two of the United Nations Global Goals which are to protect life on land and below water. We will be using micro:bits to create practical solutions in how we tackle the challenge of protecting our world.

Each workshop will be split into two halves. In the first half, we’ll be at Leeds City Museum getting up close and hands-on with some of our natural history collection and learning from our expert Natural Science Curator and Learning Officer. After a quick break and a stroll to Leeds Central Library, we’ll get cracking with some coding related to what we’ve just learnt in the museum, with help from Library resources and some fabulous coding mentors. We’ll look at a different aspect of the natural world and develop new coding skills in each workshop, leading up to sessions where participants can put their new knowledge and skills to use in solving the problem they’ve identified.

For more details and to sign up to the workshop series, go to the Ticket Source event page.

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