As the Government confirms that schools will return to full in-person teaching from 8th March, Altitude Foundation continues to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their programming and coding skills. We are offering to support ten teams of up to three young people aged 13-18 to take part in this year’s do Your :bit project, from the micro:bit Foundation.
We recognise that the last year has had a devastating impact on many young people’s learning opportunities, despite the efforts of staff in our Region’s schools. Whilst the return to in-person teaching for all will be welcome, catch up activity and support will be invaluable.
To that end, Altitude is offering to support ten teams of up to three young people aged 13-18 to take part in this year’s do Your :bit project, from the micro:bit Foundation. Sessions will be delivered during the school holidays, initially online, to support participants to complete a project that uses the micro:bit to tackle the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Applications are welcomed from teams of young people aged 13 to 18 in North East England. Priority will be given to teams comprised of young people meeting some or all of our standard selection criteria for our regular programme.
Across three events in the Easter break, Summer half-term, and Summer holiday, teams will plan, design, and prototype a project with the support of industry professionals and university volunteers, before ultimately submitting their project design as part of the international do your :bit competition. As part of the Summer holiday activity, Altitude will also run a separate, dedicated celebration for our project teams, to recognise individual and group success.
If this sounds like something you or a group of young people you know would be interested in, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altitude Foundation is committed to providing equal access to our programmes and overcoming the challenges of digital exclusion. All of our activity is designed with maximum accessibility in mind and is free to attend. If you want to find out more about how we aim to achieve this, please let us know.