live lessons

Welcome to the micro:bit – Live Lesson

Date: Wednesday 24th February 2016

Time: 11.00 – 11.45am (approx.)


(Simply visit the website on the day and follow the instructions to tune into the lesson.)

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The BBC micro:bit project is an initiative to inspire digital creativity and develop a new generation of tech pioneers. The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life – and it’s being given to every year 7 child or equivalent across the UK, for free.


To introduce you to the micro:bit, BBC Learning is hosting a special Live Lesson, aimed at students in Key Stage 3/3rd Level. Live from the People’s History Museum in Manchester, the lesson is hosted by Dan Walker (Football Focus and Radio 5 Live) and Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters) and features a host of expert guests. It focuses on stimulating students’ digital creativity, asking them to get involved in making their own digital creations, ranging from games and secret messages to digital pets and robots.


Live Lessons are streamed live to classrooms across the UK through our website, and we’re inviting students and teachers to get involved. You can pose questions to our experts before, during and for up to 24 hours after the lesson. Students can adapt the code for the digital projects used in the lesson and teachers can send in their work to for a chance to be featured in the live programme. Please refer to our website for the full terms and conditions.


Here’s how you can get involved…


Visit the Live Lessons website, where you’ll find a lesson guide for teachersactivity sheets and more information on how your school can get involved. Many of the activities can be carried out on the micro:bit website, so don’t worry if you haven’t got any micro:bits to hand.


Let us know if you’ll be watching by emailing, and your school could be named live on the webcast.


And if you miss it, don’t worry. The full lesson and clips will be made available for you and your class to view online after the programme ends.


Any questions? Contact the BBC Live Lessons team at and we’ll aim to get back to you as soon as we can.