Months later than originally planned, the BBC has finally started deliveries of its micro:bit pocket sized computers to schools around the country.
The Micro:bit is a small codeable computer that is aimed to encourage pupils to learn basic programming skills. It is a modern take on the BBC Micro, which was used by millions of school children in the 1980s. The broadcaster originally intended to give micro:bit to all Year 7 school children — aged 11 or 12 — when they started school in September, but the rollout of the device was pushed back due to design and manufacturing issues. The BBC says that all one million pupils will receive their devices in the coming weeks. In the package that students and their teachers will receive will be a micro:bit, USB, cable and a battery holder.
You can read more about it on the BBC website at https://www.microbit.co.uk/