Micro:Bit Holiday Fun!

The first two days of the holidays saw the students from St Aidan’s and local schools participate in a Jr Engineers holiday program, learning how to code Micro:Bits.

Enjoying our flexible learning space, the instructors who were mostly undergrads doing degrees in a ‘science’ field, took the students through the mechanics of using the Micro;Bit software.

The students then followed tutorials on learning how to program the Micro:Bit. During the two days students programmed games of ‘Paper, Scissors, Rock’, ‘Snap the Dot’, Flip the Coin’ and ‘Tug of War’.

After creating light level meters, compasses and temperature gauges the students made an artefact to hold their Micro:Bit. The group thoroughly enjoyed demonstrating their creations to the gathering of other students and parents.

There was plenty of learning, skills mastered and fun throughout the two days.




This term our Yr 4 girls will be listening to the fabulous story ‘Doll- E 1.0’ by Shanda McCloskey……to inspire them into making an old toy come ‘life’ with a Micro:Bit as either a die, temperature gauge or something of their imagination!

Charlotte’s world is fully charged! With her dog at her side, she’s always tinkering, coding, clicking, and downloading. She’s got a knack for anything technological–especially gadgets that her parents don’t know how to fix! Then, she receives a new toy that is quite a puzzle: a doll! What’s she supposed to do with that? Once she discovers the doll’s hidden battery pack, things start to get interesting…while her faithful canine sidekick wonders if he’ll be overshadowed by the new and improved Doll-E 1.0! With a little ingenuity and an open mind, everyone can be friends in this endearing, modern tribute to the creative spirit of play.




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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!