At a ceremony that took place on January 28, 2020 in Belgrade, British Council donated another 17,500 micro:bits to representatives of schools in Serbia participating in the 21st Century Schools education programme, a project funded by the UK Government.
The event was attended by 480 other primary school principals from Serbia who received micro:bit devices, which the students will use for programming. The event was also attended by Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić; Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Mladen Šarčević; British Ambassador in Serbia Sian McLeod; as well as Claire Sears, director of the British Council in Serbia.
During the ceremony, an exhibition of the micro:bit projects was also organized. The exhibition featured the most successful and creative projects realized by elementary school students with the help of micro:bits during the program so far.
Among them was the "Klon Gupčeve lipe" Project - Phenological Meteorological Measurements, with which Ognjen Berberovic and Stefan Saulic, students of the "Matija Gubec" school from Donji Tavankut, won in a Coding challenge held in Zrenjanin.
Representatives of schools and ministries had the opportunity to discuss the application of new technologies in Serbia's education system and to hear the experiences of Dalibor Todorovic, a computer science teacher awarded for the best held lesson using micro:bits.