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Hailebury has lots of Micro:bits

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With over 1000 Micro:bits across Haileybury's campuses in Melbourne, students in Years 5 to 7 have been using block code editors and the Micropython scripting language to create innovative solutions in areas including entertainment, health and fitness, security and navigation.

Haileybury students are among the first in Australia to receive Micro:bit devices as part of the Computing and Digital Technologies Program.

Damien Meunier, Head of Computing & Digital Technologies said “The BBC Micro:bit has proven to be a 'game changer' in engaging both girls and boys with coding, STEM and unleashing their creativity in ways never before possible.

"In a very short period of time, students have participated in a school wide competition called the ‘Micro:bit Challenge’, they have created a range of inventions including smart toys, smart watches, smart music instruments, digital games, alarms and number of other smart gadgets.

"To present the work done by students we are bringing the best finished products together in an event at the Haileybury City campus. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work to a panel of judges who will award prizes to the best solutions developed across a range of categories. Students will be recognised for their innovation, creativity and problem solving skills."

Event: Hailebury Micro:bit Challenge Awards 10.45am, 1 December at Hailebury City in King Street West Melbourne.


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