OpenUK Kids Activities

Promoting UK Leadership in Open Technology in education for kids.

OpenUK Kids’ Competition, September 2020

Kids in the competition are currently participating in the MiniMu Glove Course created by OpenUK and enjoying learning to code and about Open Source.  Geared at Key Stage 3 and equivalent.

OpenUK Kids’ Digital Summer Camp

Will take place in August. Geared at Secondary School kids.

Kids’ Competition

The competition and supporting course are designed to help equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience in Open Technology to begin their learning path around the meaning of “Open”, using the UK designed MiniMU glove kit, inspired by Imogen Heap’s MiMu glove and BBC micro:bit, to kick off a skills learning process that will help the UK meet the challenges of tomorrow’s technology and build future leadership in Open Source Software, Open Source Hardware and Open Data.

Call for Kids’ Competition Judges

9 Judges will choose our Regional Winners and the VIP Judging panel will select one overall National Winner. If you would like to join the judging panel please see the Call for Kids’ Competition Judges.

Winners and prize giving

4 Regional Finalist teams and an overall winning team of the OpenUK Kids’ Competition will be announced at the OpenUK Awards 20 October 2020. All 4 team members have received their own MiniMu glove kit including a micro:bit and the are able to participate in a fun 10 week glove course.


The competition is supported by Red Hat and we are also grateful to GitHub, the micro:bit Foundation, Pimoroni, MiMU and The Learning Partnership.

We are delighted to be working with double Grammy award winning singer and MiMu glove founder, Imogen Heap on both the Kids’ Competition and Summer Camp.

Congratulations to the MiMu team for open sourcing the MiniMu glove.

Digital Summer Camp in August

Our Kids’ Glove Course consists of 10 animated lessons, each 10 minutes long, with fun activities using the MiniMu glove and these will be accompanied by an e:zine for each lesson, bringing summer activities offline.

Lessons will be released 2 per week for 5 weeks.

We will be giving away kit to allow the participants to build their own MiniMu gloves.

Watch this space for further info on our giveaway and sign up process.

Click the image below to view the Kids’ Competition Teachers’ Guide

OpenUK Kids Competition Teachers' Guide

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