BBC Director of Children’s, Mrs Alice Webb, launched a BBC micro:bit Hour of Code event at AGGS on Tuesday, 7th June 2016.
Over 150 students and parents learnt how to program the credit-card sized, but powerful, computer provided free by the BBC to all Year 7s in the UK.
Supported by Year 10 computer scientists and student digital leaders, Students turned their micro:bits into wearable name badges, digital dice, compasses, light meters and music players as well as programming them to play simple games.
The students will be able to continue their microbit projects in STEM Club and Code Club.
Older students can purchase microbits from Rapid Electronics for around £15 http://www.rapidonline.com/Electronic-Components/BBC-Micro-bit-Pocket-Sized-Codeable-Computer-75-0115?IncVat=1&gclid=CLr11eHbmM0CFcluGwodiUgGwA