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September 20, 2018

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micro:bit Global Challenge

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHALLENGE?
 

Are you ready to make the world a better place, using just a micro:bit and the incredible power of your imagination? If you’re aged 8-12 years – or you know someone who is – the micro:bit Global Challenge is the perfect opportunity to do just that!
 
This exciting new coding challenge – brought to you by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation, Arm and the World’s Largest Lesson – aims to inspire young people to solve real-world problems in support of the UN’s Global Goals, focusing on health, wellbeing and safety.
 
Whether it’s a new idea to encourage people to get active, or a great way to promote safety on the journey to school, the goal is to use a micro:bit to design and create something that will really make a difference. 
 
Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world. Six lucky winners will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Global Challenge grand finale in London, where they’ll work on some special micro:bit challenges and hear some inspirational speakers describe how every one of us can help achieve the Global Goals.
 
Even small changes can have a big impact, so fire up your creativity and take up the challenge!

Take the challenge!

Resources for Teachers

If you have a classful of mini innovators, visit the micro:bit website to find six super resources to get them going on the Global Challenge! The cross-curricular resources are designed to be easily accessible – even if you’ve never worked with a micro:bit before – and focus on using a micro:bit to help achieve the Global Goals. You’ll find everything you need to get started, including lesson plans, classroom presentations and student worksheets.

 


Craig LeMoyne
Craig LeMoyne

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