Micro:bit Codebreakers

Shows & Workshops
Duration: 120 min
Suitable For: UKS2

This workshop may be possible for 15 children after we have investigated some technical solutions.

Children will learn how to use a BBC micro:bit to send messages to each other, considering the importance of privacy while trying to work out who their secret agent partner is, and then try their hand at some basic encryption techniques.

This workshop can give your children a fun introduction to the text-based coding language Python, or can instead be run using the MakeCode editor (similar to the popular coding language, Scratch).

This session can be run in either:

  1. A classroom with accessible plug sockets
  2. A computer suite
Curriculum links:

PRIMARY National Curriculum – Computing

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Our experienced team will put together a full or part-day programme of shows and workshops that fits into your school timetable and that allows sufficient time to set up, reset or clear away. The programme is tailored to each school and can usually include a mixture of activities for different Key Stages. A small number of activities may require two staff members, but we can run two streams of activities simultaneously with an additional member of staff.

For timetables involving one staff member:

£210+VAT for a part day
£290+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

For timetables involving two staff members:

£320+VAT for a part day
£450+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

Contact our schools team with any questions on [email protected] 

Photo credit https://microbit.org

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