The BBC will be giving away mini-computers to 11-year-olds across the country as part of its push to make the UK more digital. One million Micro Bits – a stripped-down computer similar to a Raspberry Pi – will be given to all pupils starting secondary school in the autumn term.
The BBC is also launching a season of coding-based programmes and activities, which will include a new drama based on Grand Theft Auto and a documentary on Bletchley Park.
The initiative is part of a wider push to increase digital skills among young people and help to fill the digital skills gap as the UK is facing a significant skills shortage, with 1.4 million “digital professionals” estimated to be needed over the next five years.
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