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Date
Monday 16 September 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020

Do your :bit is a new challenge for children and teens around the world to combine creativity and technology in solutions for the Global Goals. The challenge is organised globally in partnership with the Micro:bit Educational Foundation.

This challenge will focus on Global Goals 14 Life below water and 15 Life on Land. We want you to come up with innovative ways to use your micro:bit to help protect life on land and below water. You can learn about the Goals, understand some of the problems facing our oceans and natural world, and then get started developing ideas and solutions using technology.

Get started

  • If you need a little inspiration or guidance on getting started, check out these incredible projects kids like you have already done.
  • If you’re a teacher, you’ll find everything you need to run a do your :bit lesson here.

Who can enter?

Young people aged 8–14 anywhere in the world can enter the challenge.

How to enter

We want you to design and make a solution to a problem that affects you and your community or another community somewhere in the world. This could be a device that will reduce the amount of plastic used in your school. A solution that encourages your parents to recycle. Could you help people to keep their plants watered? Or perhaps you and your friends want to monitor the local wildlife?

Whatever the issue, we’re interested to hear how you would go about solving it. Use your imagination and be as creative as possible!

The do your :bit challenge entry form goes live on 16 September 2019 and closes on 28 February 2020. Winners will be notified on 23 March 2020.

For full information on how to enter do your :bit, visit: https://microbit.org/do-your-bit/how-to-enter.

What are the prizes?

The lucky winners will get the chance to visit London and take part in an exciting do your :bit event. There are also loads of micro:bit kit and goodies up for grabs!

Information

For further information, please contact Vangelis Kravvaritis:

Telephone 210 369 2361
Email Vangelis.Kravvaritis@britishcouncil.gr

The programme is organised globally in partnership with The Micro:bit Educational Foundation, Project Everyone’s World’s Largest Lesson and ARM.