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Microsoft Brings the Four Nations Together with the MOS Championship

Since the launch of the MOS Four Nations Championship, more than 40,000 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams have been delivered across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Microsoft and Prodigy Learning are proud to announce the inaugural Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Four Nations Champions who have demonstrated their digital skills (specifically their mastery of Microsoft Office and Minecraft) at the Four Nations Final held at Microsoft UK Headquarters.… Visit the author's original post

BLOODHOUND Race for the Line competition – deadline extended

Great news for anyone who has yet to enter the Race For the Line rocket car challenge – the application deadline for this fantastic STEM initiative has been extended to 30th November.

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Register your school for Free rocket Car Kits and take part in this awesome competition to design and build the fastest model rocket car in the UK!

Inspired by the rules governing the World Land Speed Record attempt that the 1,000mph BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car is targeting, the model rocket cars must blast along a wire and through a set of timing gates with a BBC micro:bit accelerometer on board gathering vital data that enables the Teams to modify and improve their designs.

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Students build 64mph rocket car in Bloodhound inspired BBC micro:bit project

Earlier this month saw the launch of the Race for the Line BBC micro:bit Rocket Car Competition – a nationwide challenge in which teams of 11 to 16 year olds will design and build foam rocket cars before pitching them against each other in head-to-head races.

The competition is a joint venture between Microsoft and the Bloodhound Engineering Project, aiming to get more children thinking about and excited by science and computing. To mark the official launch of the Race for the Line BBC micro:bit Rocket Car Competition, technical experts from Microsoft, the British Army and the Bloodhound Engineering Project visited Kennett Secondary in Thatcham to help the students there build and race their own rocket cars!… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft partners with West Wakefield Health & Wellbeing to help primary schools develop apps

Project based learning not only helps students to see the practical examples of the subject matter they are learning, but also aids the development and strengthening of skills that will help young minds to problem solve and innovate, rather than simply regurgitate key facts and syllabus content. It is this approach to education that will help prepare students for employment and creative endeavours in future life – not just prepare them to pass exams.

Microsoft is proud to be part of a fantastic project that is underway in the North of England that sees collaboration between different parts of Microsoft, a local health organisation and a number of different schools in the area.… Visit the author's original post