From Mull to Monifeith, Marrister to Monreith and Moffat – Micro:bits are on the move!

Funding from The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is supporting the Data Education in Schools team to help students from the University of Edinburgh (School of Informatics) visit schools across Scotland for the purpose of running Micro:bit workshops with learners.

Teachers in rural Scottish schools can sign up for a free visit from an Edinburgh University (School of Informatics) student to help them run a Micro:bit workshop with their learners.

We have 25 places this year. If your school is selected for a visit, the student will contact you by email to arrange a date which suits you both. All students have applied for disclosure checks through the STEM Ambassador Scheme.

It would be helpful if you could join together with another school so that the students can make fewer trips. Students will be able to visit between April and June 2024.

Our students are experts in computing topics, but they’re new to teaching. They are very keen to work with learners.

Our students come from all over the world and are keen to explore the beautiful Scottish countryside while sharing their knowledge about computing.

If you have a set of Micro:bits in your drawer but you’re not sure what to do with then, why not apply for a student helper to visit.

Contact for enquiries:

Sign up for Micro:bits on the move via this form

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