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Microbits - Provision and Training

Thanks to generous sponsor, we are able to support a school partnership scheme in the field of computer science education. We offer to two primary schools - free of charge - a package of microbit equipment including some sensors, speakers, crocodile clips and USB cables. Usually we dedicate an afternoon to training up to 3 staff from your school (which would happen at The Perse School, Cambridge). Given the current COVID-situation, that may be challenging, but it might be possible to facilitate this online and we also have a web-based collection of resources and “how-to” videos and activities that we would share with you to give plenty of opportunity for use.

Aims

Widen access to some basic computer science education, using hardware and related activities provided free of charge to the schools. 

The immediate beneficiaries are the pupils at the schools. Up to 2 schools a year can receive the microbits and training and they then keep the equipment and have ongoing access to the resources. An accompanying website hosts materials: Perse CompSci Outreach

Background

Generous offer of sponsorship from a former pupil.

Our Computer Science Department created the programme.

It has run since the 2018-19 academic year.

Resources

Microbit computers

Training by Perse teaching staff for the staff who lead on this project at the primary schools

Impact

Our school, Harston and Newton Primary, has been fortunate to be involved in your Science project last year. We also received your donation of Microbits and training for our staff. The children have gained much confidence and great skills from these outreach projects that you deliver. We are really grateful for your support. 

Assistant Head, Harston & Newton Primary School 2020

Pupil Involvement

Upper Sixth students have created resources and led some sessions with pupils in primary schools. 

Frequency

Ongoing - we work with 2 primary schools each year