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Out of this world micro:bit Coding Workshop

Budding astronauts can get digitally active through 4 exciting Space missions.

Out of this world micro:bit Coding Workshop

Digit<all> and Amazon Future Engineer are offering free in-person micro:bit workshops to schools in Fife.

Inspire your pupils through the lens of space and help them to be as fit as an astronaut by participating in these 2-3 hour Out of this World micro:bit coding workshops.

They'll be digitally active as they code their own fitness assistant, find extraterrestrial life and transmit messages to mission control and be super steady as they move move around an obstacle course to mimic a space station.

The sessions include video footage from young professionals at RAL Space and all the activities help your pupils to develop their computational thinking skills, extend their understanding of programming constructs and bespoke their solutions using the variety of inputs and outputs on the micro:bit.


30 pupils per workshop


Free for schools in the Fife area in Scotland

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering


  • Light
  • Sound
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • Computing

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Setting up tests
  • Observing and measuring

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

Good for a career in...

  • Computing
  • Space
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