Butlin’s has announced Microsoft Ltd as the newest activity partner for its Astonishing Family Science Weekends in 2016.

The partnership supports the brands’ shared goal to engage and inspire the next generation of scientists, and equip them with the skills required to thrive in a digital world.

The Microsoft workshops will teach children and their parents how to design, create and play a computer game in under 60 minutes and programme a BBC micro:bit to open the door to a world of technological creativity.

Dave Coplin, chief envisioning office at Microsoft, said: “At Microsoft, we’re committed to helping people of all ages learn the fundamentals of computing while engaging in fun projects to create incredible results. We believe that computers and coding should become a literacy much like mathematics is today, and as such should be used broadly as a foundation across many other disciplines. Therefore, we’re delighted to be able to work with Butlin’s as part of its Astonishing Family Science Weekends to bring a love and understanding of computing that will empower the next generation to use technology to do amazing things that will help them and those around them achieve more in everything they do.”

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