Every UK primary school is being offered a free set of 30 BBC micro:bit devices to help support digital skills and computing education.

In total almost 700,000 micro:bit devices are being delivered via the initiative, which is being led by BBC Education, the Micro:bit Educational Foundation and Nominet.

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that supports the learning of digital creativity and programming skills. Alongside the devices, schools can also access free education resources and teacher training.

Primary schools can register on the BBC micro:bit website to receive the devices, which will be sent out between this September and March 2024.

The aim is to help primary schools in preparing children for future digital careers by supporting with lessons in computational thinking, programming, digital creativity, and machine learning skills.

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