Micro:Bot Mazes – Micro:bit coding workshop

Duration: Up to 90 Minutes
Suitable For: KS2

Pupils will learn how to use a BBC micro:bit to control a robot buggy, considering the importance of testing and improving designs, whilst writing an algorithm to allow their buggy to follow a maze. Once they have perfected their algorithm, they can use the attached pens to record their buggy’s progress, and then use their new skills to create some amazing robotic artwork!

This workshop can give your students a fun introduction to the text-based coding language Python, whilst also teaching valuable engineering skills and team work.

This session can be run in either:

  1. A classroom with accessible plug sockets
  2. A computer suite


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 Science Oxford staff members, who could also run two streams of other activities simultaneously.

For timetables involving one staff member:

£230+VAT for a part day
£320+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

For timetables involving two staff members:

£360+VAT for a part day
£495+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

This is an example of a schedule of a full day with Science Oxford in your school:

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

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Micro:Bot Mazes - Micro:bit coding workshop
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