Micro:Bits for St. George's!

A project by: James Anderson

pledged of £900 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019
Help introduce an exciting coding tool to children that deserve it!


Number of students that will benefit: 210

Age of students: 4 - 11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 70%


About us

We are St. George's! We are based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. We are a reasonably sized school in an - unfortunately - deprived area. We strive to give our children the best and encourage them to 'reach for the stars!'

What do we want?

We want to buy a class set of 30 Micro:Bits. This would allow us to introduce a new and exciting way of coding that will engage children and show them a new world. 

Who is this for?

These will be used across our whole school for Design & Technology and Computing, with a view to using it in other subjects too.

Why do we want it?

In our local area, children don’t always have the opportunity to explore digital technology to the extent they would like. The UK currently faces a critical skills shortage in the technology sector and providing children the opportunities to develop these skills could help change that.

Micro:Bit supports children across the curriculum. Children develop their knowledge and understanding in Science, Engineering, Technology and Numeracy & Mathematics.


30 x Micro:Bit Complete Starter Kit @ £30 (inc VAT) each

Total: £900 (inc VAT)


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy some enviro:bits. They are an add-on to to the Micro:Bit and will help the children in measuring the weather for other projects!


Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.

Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833