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BBC gives away computers to schoolchildren

Wednesday 8 July 2015 | 11:23 CET | News
The BBC and partners have unveiled a new pocket-sized, codeable computer called BBC micro:bit. The education initiative will see up to one million devices given to every 11 or 12 year old child in Year 7 or equivalent across the UK for free. It aims to encourage them to get creative with digital; develop core skills in science, technology and engineering. The programme aims to help change a critical skills shortage in the UK technology sector. Project partners include ARM, Barclays, element14, Freescale, Lancaster University, Microsoft, Nordic Semiconductor, Samsung, ScienceScope, Technology

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