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Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Global Goals, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs

Activity 3

A bag for Juliane


In this activity, students learn about Juliane, a girl from Zimbabwe who has come to England as a refugee and create a light up bag for her journey to school.

Learning objectives

  • To develop empathy and understanding for child refugees
  • To design a bag to help Juliane, a child refugee, feel safer on her school journey
  • To design and code a light for Juliane’s bag using micro:bit
  • To create a bag featuring a micro:bit light and other features to help Juliane (if you have materials)

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson slides
  • Lesson plan
  • HEX file

Other resources:

Paper - large sheets, micro:bits, micro:bit battery packs, MakeCode editor, art materials (optional)

Lesson plan