Students learn to code with BBC micro:bit

Learning to code is becoming increasingly useful as the world becomes ever more digital. Newly-launched by the BBC, micro:bit is a programmable device which helps to teach students this valuable skill. Each Year 7 student is entitled to a free device, and Milestone Academy is leading the way at Leigh Academies Trust by being the first to get involved in this exciting scheme.

micro:bit has several features, such as 25 LED lights which can create messages, programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist, and motion detection. It can even connect to other devices and the internet via a low-energy Bluetooth connection.

Students are able to write their own code to control the micro:bit by accessing the BBC website, and can also share their scripts with others. If your academy would like to get involved, visit https://www.microbit.co.uk/ and register today.

We’re excited to see what Milestone Academy students come up with!