The Code Project

22 November 2021 - 2 minute read

The Altitude Foundation Code Project is here! 

What is the Code Project?

The Code Project is a structured activity where participants attend a series of workshops where they will design, program and build a working product prototype with support from  Altitude Foundation staff, university and industry volunteers. The prototype, made using the BBC micro:bit, will help tackle real world issues faced by participants and their communities. Final projects will receive feedback and awards from an expert panel of industry professionals, education partners and Altitude Foundation trustees!

The project gives participants the chance to exercise agency, planning, determination and creativity – skills that professional developers use.

When is the Code Project happening?

The Code Project will launch on 11th February 2022 and will close on 15th July 2022. Our Code Project runs in tandem with the Micro:bit Educational Foundation’s ‘do your :bit challenge’. Do your :bit is a global micro:bit challenge for 8 – 18 year olds that pulls together creativity and technology to come up with solutions for the Global Goals.

Where will the Code Project take place?

The Code Project workshops will be hosted both in-person and online, with some taking place at Durham University. This gives participants the opportunity to experience university-style learning and engage with current university students. 

Who can take part in the Code Project?

The Code Project is open to students in Year 9, 10 and 11. Priority will be given based on the following Altitude selection criteria:

  • Attending a target school
  • Pupil Premium eligible;
  • Young Carer;
  • Care Experienced;
  • EHC plan in place;
  • Receiving SEN support;
  • Living in a neighbourhood which has a high level of financial, employment or education deprivation.

How can I take part in the Code Project?

Students who want to take part in the Code Project can apply by filling out this form: Code Project Registration. Following this, will seek supporting information from the student’s parent/carer and nominated school contact. 

The deadline for student applications is 21st January 2022.

The deadline for supporting information is 28th January 2022.

We’re so excited for the launch of the Code Project! In the meantime, we are happy to answer any questions via email, telephone or social media.

Get in touch with us!


Tel: 0191 345 4420

Twitter and Instagram: @altitude_ne

Read our Code Project brochure!

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