This June, the online community for engineers, element14.com, will the launch its latest STEM initiative, the Summer Code Club Challenge, in association with educational project kit developers Kitronik.
Following the success of last year’s Great micro:bit giveaway – which inspired creative design projects from educators in locations including Chile, Romania, New Zealand and Canada – the Summer Code Club Challenge aims to enable parents, teachers and STEM ambassadors to set up summer code clubs in their local communities, helping young people access coding and digital literacy resources and support while schools are closed.
“Volunteer-run code clubs are an invaluable resource for young people who wish to develop their knowledge of electronics and digital literacy,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for the element14 Community.
Anyone who runs or would like to run a code club between the months of June and August 2019 can submit an application detailing when, where and how they plan to run their local club. Successful applicants will be provided with micro:bit club packs and Kitronik Inventor Kits containing all the equipment and resources needed to run a full curriculum of simple projects and experiments.
In addition, participating clubs will be challenged to come up with a simple interactive game using the resources provided. At the end of the summer, a panel of expert judges will select one creative gaming project to be awarded a batch of ten Raspberry Pi model B+ Starter Kits, worth around $500 at RRP.
For more information including full terms and conditions, visit https://www.element14.com/community/community/stem-academy/microbit