Dr Who and Daleks to materialise for Sunderland Airshow

The BBC's Make It Digital tour will be coming to Sunderland International Airshow.
The BBC's Make It Digital tour will be coming to Sunderland International Airshow.
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Dr Who and the Daleks will materialise on Wearside for the Sunderland International Airshow.

The BBC’s Make it Digital tour will be at the airshow on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26.

By using popular TV programmes such as Doctor Who, we hope to demystify the digital world for the thousands of people we will meet face-to-face.

Sinead Rocks

The tour aims to put digital creativity in the spotlight, and help build digital skills through a series of free events across the country.

The Doctor Who Zone will offer youngsters the chance to get to grips with coding by programming The Doctor’s arch enemy, the Daleks.

On their quest to retrieve the Orb of Fates, children are encouraged to become a live Dalek, shoot a Cyberman, then drop the drawbridge, before attempting to tackle the devious Dalek maze as part of the BBC’s Doctor and the Dalek game.

The BBC Weather Zone will introduce visitors to the basics of coding by allowing them to code the weather, and some lucky visitors could also get the chance to present the weather with Look North’s Jen Bartram.

Sinead Rocks, head of BBC Learning, says: “This tour is an important part of BBC Learning’s contribution to the Make it Digital initiative. 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, we hope to demystify the digital world for the thousands of people we will meet face-to-face.”