istem-1rThis is the pre-release website for Preston’s College Micro:Hub digital training facility.  It’s where teachers and students can learn more about the BBC Micro:bit single board computer.  It’s also a catalyst where students can create fantastic applications under expert guidance.

Located in the College’s fabulous new iSTEM facility, the Micro:Hub is a centre for real digital innovation.

During Q4 2016, the Micro:Hub is running a Pilot learning programme for Lancashire based secondary schools.  Teachers from schools across the area are invited to attend CPD training sessions based around the BBC’s ‘fab’ Micro:bit computer.

Lis Smith the College Principal, was joined by Chris Haworth Managing Director of CPC Farnell, a prime sponsor of the Micro:Hub at the formal Micro:Hub inauguration event on 22nd November 2016.


A keen supporter of the initiative, Mr Haworth sees the Micro:Hub as an important learning facility for Lancashire and one that not only helps schools apply technologies like the BBC Micro:bit and the Raspberry PI, but sets the scene for advancing computing skills and innovation across the region.

Throughout the Pilot, our team will be constructing a portfolio of tutorials, projects and demonstrators for trainers and teachers to quickly and easily embed applications into their curriculum.

bbc_micro_bit_logo-672x372Join us at the North West BBC Micro:bit Hub!



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For more information see ‘The Pilot’ page or contact us.