The Vamps help launch Micro Bit mini-computers

Pop rock group The Vamps have helped launch the Micro Bit mini-computer by handing them out to pupils in London.

The band visited the City of London Academy in Islington and took part in activities including playing with a Micro Bit-controlled guitar and triggering selfies with the pocket-sized device.

Year Seven (11-to-12-year-old) schoolchildren and equivalents are getting copies of the machine - which is designed to help teach them code internet-connected projects - as part of an initiative spearheaded by the BBC and involving dozens of tech firms.

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Watch a Q&A Rory hosted about the Micro Bit on the BBC Tech Facebookpage shortly after 1330GMT. page.