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Computing students attend a BBC Micro:bit Live Lesson

Twenty three Year 7 computing students actively participated in a lively BBC micro:bit live lesson at the Fuse ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) Centre in Partington, Manchester.

It’s the same old question: how do we engage more women into technology and digital subjects? The answer seems quite simple now – attend a Live Lesson delivered by the BBC to engage and enthral students about how computing, mathematics and biology are used in the real world.

Our Year 7 computing students helped to conduct live experiments, learned to code using the BBC’s micro:bit and starred in the question and answer session. The girls were invited to ask questions to a panel of scientists including Mike Ford, who is working with the Bloodhound SSC car that aims to break the land speed record.

Mr Mustafa, Teacher of Digital Technologies and lead in Digital and Media Industries, attended the event:

This was such an inspiring event at the BBC Live Lessons, which explored the limits of the universe with the BBC micro:bit and showed just how fun learning can be!

The micro:bit is a fully programmable and handheld computer, which the BBC are giving to every Year 7 student across the UK for free. These little devices can be programmed to do a whole host of tasks. Please watch the video on this page to find out more about the BBC micro:bit and what it can do.

Computing students attending the BBC micro:bit live lesson at the the Fuse ROC in Manchester