Surrey Explorers


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STEM Club sessions for November 2020 are now in the diary!

Autumn 2020

Venue: PUTNEY METHODIST CHURCH, Gwendolen Avenue SW15 6SN (5 mins walk from Putney mainline station and East Putney District Line). The church is on the corner of Gwendolen Avenue and Upper Richmond Road. Free parking in (smallish) church car park.


The next series for the STEM Club will introduce microcontroller programming, beginning on November 8th, 11am - 2pm There are also still spaces for 'Technology Timeline' on November 1st .

Device: micro:bit (*)

Topic To Explore: Microcontroller Programming Projects using micro:bit

Age Range: Aged 8-13 ( All Skill levels welcome - for the intermediate skill level, we will be able to tailor projects to suit)

In these 3 sessions we will be learning to:

micro:bit is great as a starter coding toolkit and can be a springboard to more advanced products. Learning to code micro:bit not only teaches soft coding, but also integration with physical hardware.

(*) We have a small supply of microBits, but ideally bring your own, available online for around £16.

What is the micro:Bit?

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that can be coded, customised and controlled to bring digital ideas, games and apps to life. Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use, the micro:bit can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories at school, at home and on the go - all that is needed is imagination and creativity!

It’s incredibly versatile with several different coding platforms; Bluetooth connectivity and hard connections that enable a wide range of accessories to be used with it; a 25 LED display screen; and, an on-board accelerometer and compass that allows it to respond to movement. (Read More)

Surrey Explorers STEM club meets on Sundays 11am - 2pm in Putney SW15 and welcomes all bright and motivated 8-13 year olds. The aim is to push beyond the curriculum, to have time to tinker, to learn to work in a team and above all to make friends with like-minded techies and boffs. Each week will look at a new topic in science, technology, engineering and maths with an emphasis on hands-on projects. Each Sunday is stand-alone. Numbers are limited. If you are interested in joining please reply to this email. Cost per child per session ​£20.