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Primary computing enrichment activities

Encourage young people to develop life skills through enrichment and engage with the wider community in practical, enjoyable, and meaningful ways.

Explore a variety of activities, challenges and opportunities provided by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and our partners. All are designed to enrich learning in computing and provide opportunities to broaden young people’s educational experience, inspire their curiosity and expand on what computing means to them in a fun hands-on way.

Taking part in enrichment activities champions computing by:

  • giving your class an opportunity to try new activities that may not strictly fit into the curriculum
  • providing examples of how computing can be applied to real-world experiences
  • supporting you to achieve the primary computing certificate

This term

Spring term

Tech she can

Join Becky Patel, Head of Education and Learning for the charity Tech She Can as she explains how to use the freely available Tech We Can educational resources to inspire children aged 5-14 to consider a future career in technology.

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Into film

Support young people to learn through film and the moving image and explore how you can bring the power of moving image storytelling into classroom teaching.

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Micro:bit the Next Gen

As part of the BBC micro:bit - the next gen campaign, your primary school pupils can get involved in a large-scale playground survey during the summer term next year.

Join the webinar to find out more

Activities throughout the year

Bebras Challenge

A computational thinking challenge that aims to enthuse students in all things computer science and promote computational thinking.

STEM Clubs resources

Out-of-timetable sessions that enrich and broaden the curriculum, giving young people the chance to explore subjects like science, technology, engineering and maths in less formal settings.

Set up a STEM Club

Out-of-timetable sessions that enrich and broaden the curriculum, giving young people the chance to explore subjects like science, technology, engineering and maths in less formal settings.

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Micro:bit the Next Gen

Register for free Micro:bits before December 2023 and training on how to use them in the Next Gen Campaign.

Summer term

Do your: bit

Bring together the micro:bit and the UN’s Global Goals to provide inspiring activities for your classroom or club and an exciting digital challenge for you to run.

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More activities coming soon!

Autumn term

Moon Camp

In the Moon Camp Challenge pupils can explore and design their own Moon settlement with a 3D modelling tool.

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Astro Pi

An opportunity for young people to carry out their own scientific investigations in space, writing computer programs that will run aboard the International Space Station.

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Climate Detectives

Teams of pupils are called to make a difference by identifying a climate problem, investigating it by using available Earth Observation data or taking measurements on the ground, and then proposing a way to help reduce the problem.

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With our termly, as well as year-round offer, supported by partners from the world of computing education, find activities that interest you and your pupils to learn computing in a fun way. Activities are supported by our quality assured CPD and resources, to help you provide the most enriching experience. Keep informed on upcoming enrichment activities by being part of the STEM Community: Teaching & Leading Primary Computing.

Bring a Computing Ambassador into your classroom

Computing Ambassadors are part of the STEM Ambassadors programme where volunteers from a wide range of industries bring school subjects to life and provide real-world examples of careers in computing, creating an invaluable link between schools and industry.

You can request a Computing Ambassador to visit your school, introduce a topic, join an event and more. These volunteers are an invaluable resource to enrich your teaching and inspire young people to choose careers in computing.

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