Sunday, 7 June 2015

Doctor Who Takes Part In BBC Make it Digital Campaign

The BBC Make it Digital campaign will be rolled out across the UK this summer, introducing coding, programming and digital technology to the younger generation.

The tour, which will take place over 3 months, visiting 13 locations across the UK, is designed to inspire people to learn about digital creativity using some of the BBC's best brands, which includes Doctor Who. The series of free events will allow fans to learn skills such as coding through a story. Children will have the chance to play as a Dalek, destroying the Cybermen and finding their way through a maze to retrieve the Orb of Fates in the Dalek game.

Sinead Rocks, Head of BBC Learning, said:
This tour is an important part of BBC Learning’s contribution to the Make it Digital initiative. With it being aimed at a wide age range it’s a great opportunity for both young and older to get to grips with the idea of what digital and coding is all about.

By using popular TV programmes such as Doctor Who and the Weather, we hope to demystify the digital world for the thousands of people we will meet face to face across the summer. This will all be backed up by iWonder guides and school activities as we move into the autumn.
Other brands taking part in the project will include the BBC Weather, which will offer visitors the chance to present the weather with their local weather presenter. The BBC English Regions Bus will also house local radio stations, which will be broadcasting live and offering a view behind the scenes to show how digital technology is used in Brodacasting.

The locations the BBC’s Make it Digital tour is visiting are:
  • Plymouth – 27 June
  • Belfast – 2, 3, & 4 July
  • Cambridge – 11 & 12 July
  • Bristol – 18 & 19 July
  • Sunderland – 25 & 26 July
  • Nottingham - 1 & 2 August
  • Blackpool – 15 & 16 August
  • Bournemouth – 22 & 23 August
  • Cardiff – 30 & 31 August
  • Hull – 5 & 6 September
  • South East/London – 12 & 13 September (TBC)
  • Dundee – 19 & 20 September
  • Birmingham – 26 & 27 September