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BBC micro:bit

The fun way to learn how to code

We’ve partnered with the BBC to give up to a million children a device that will help them learn code.

What is BBC micro:bit?

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer, designed to encourage year 7 students to get creative with technology.

It will help the students learn how to code and program in a fun and engaging way. By experimenting, customising and controlling the micro:bit's many features (such as the digital display, motion detector, Bluetooth and compass) a simple action can be coded in seconds. No prior knowledge of computing is needed – just imagination and creativity.

How BBC micro:bit can help you

'We firmly believe that we have a commercial and social responsibility to ensure that no one is left behind on the digital journey, so we are on a mission to help and enable people to understand and embrace coding and the new digital world – whether they're 7 or 107', says Steven Roberts, Barclays Director of Strategic Transformation. That's why we'll be incorporating the BBC micro:bit into our digital education programmes.

The best way to learn is to get stuck in. We've got people and tools ready to help you and your children get to grips with coding – and to show you how this new skill could help your career prospects.

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