Microbit Challenge

  • October 8, 2019 - October 15, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free coding sessions for 8-16 year olds

In support of the EU Code Week Wall Heath Scouts will be running free coding sessions at their HQ from 6:30pm-9:30pm on October 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th. Numbers are limited so please register early to secure a place. Please select a ticket for each day your would like to attend. The main event page is located at http://www.wallheathscouts.org.uk/meetandcode

Learn to program a Micro:bit

  • Use simple Scratch style interface to screate programs and download them to a handheld computer
  • Learn what computers are, how they work and how they can be used
  • Use the sensors and buttons on the Micro:bit to interact with your program
  • Create simple games or complex applications—it’s up to you
  • Take your work home with you—carry on programming at home

There are two groups of two sessions based on levels of competency:

  • Beginner sessions will take place between 6:30pm and 8:30pm on October 8th and 9th, attending both of these is the equivalent of achieving the Digital Maker Stage 1
  • More advanced sessions will take place between 6:30pm and 8:30pm on October 15th and 16th, attending both of these is the equivalent of achieving the Digital Maker Stage 2

Requirements

  • You must be aged between 8 and 16 years old
  • A knowledge of how to use a computer is desirable but not essential
  • Use of a programming package such as Scratch is sufficient
  • The course is held in a secure computer room in the scout HQ – you may drop your child off at 6:30pm and pick them up at 8:30pm
  • Your child will need to be signed in and out by an adult – please be on-time and leave a contact number
  • We have toilet facilities but there will be no food or drink provided – please bring drinks in sealable containers and no fizzy drinks (there will be a lot of computer equipment and electronic devices on desks)

Venue:  

Address:
1st Wall Heath Scouts, Enville Road, Wall Heath, West Midlands, DY6 0JT, United Kingdom

Description:

Our HQ is located not far from the centre of Wall Heath to the rear of the Community Centre. There is plenty of onsite parking.

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