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Computing at School (CAS)

United Kingdom

Working in partnership with Microsoft, Computing at School (CAS) supported students at more than 5,000 schools and hundreds of home schools to use micro:bit. They then established a national training programme to equip secondary teachers with the skills and knowledge to use micro:bit confidently and effectively in their classrooms.

In 2017, CAS extended its national training programme to primary school teachers. To support this programme, the Micro:bit Educational Foundation provided a donation of micro:bits to over 400 primary schools throughout England.

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) was launched in England in November 2018. The Micro:bit Educational Foundation donated 4,000 computing kits, as well as bespoke lesson resources, to support the NCCE which provides high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges in England, from key stage 1 through to A-level.