BBC Coding with micro:bit

Coding with micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world. The new micro:bit with sound adds a built-in microphone and speaker, as well as an extra touch input button and a power button.

BBC micro:bit–the next gen, is a new partnership between BBC Education, The micro:bit Educational Foundation and Nominet. The campaign aims to empower primary school children aged 8 to 11 with the digital skills to understand the world around them and shape their futures.

May 2023
Monday 15th May Registration for FREE set of 30 micro:bits for your school has now closed.
June 2023

Tuesday 6th June

3.45pm - 4.30pm

Using Micro:bits with Bit:Bot robots'

August 2023

Nerve Centre, Belfast and W5/Dreamspace collaborated to offer the following Micro:bit teacher training as part of our teacher Continuing Professional Learning week:

Wednesday 16th August

  • 11.00 am - 12.00 pm: An Introduction to coding with Micro:bit
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Applying Micro:bit in the classroom

Thursday 17th August

  • 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm: Applying Microbit in the Classroom
    Where? Nerve Centre CLC, Derry~Londonderry

Friday 18th August

  • 11.00 am - 12.00 pm: An Introduction to coding with Micro:bit
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Applying Micro:bit in the classroom
September 2023 - December 2023
Ongoing roll-out of delivery of micro:bits to schools.
November 2023

Launch of Amma Centre ‘Unboxing’ video

For primary schools that have received their micro:bit class sets, watch as Amma Centre explain what’s in the box, how to get started and what resources are available to help you.

February 2024

Tuesday 20th February

NI Science Festival

Micro:bit Magic: Unleashing Creativity in the Classroom!

Join the Nerve Centre and Amma Centre for an exclusive live webinar introducing BBC micro:bits to primary schools. Streamed into classrooms, code along with your pupils. Suitable for Key Stage 2.

Book your place now.

Skills and Capabilities

Cross-Curricular Skills
Using ICT