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East Sheen Primary

Upper Richmond Rd West, London, SW14 8ED

Raspberry Pi Competition Success

 

Well done to our Year 6 members of the ‘Pen Pi ‘team who took part in the national finals of the PA Raspberry Pi competition on Wednesday 20th March in Cambridge, coming joint second.

Entrants were challenged to invent something using the Raspberry Pi that would benefit the world.

The project that our pupils came up with was:

 To provide cheap communication for primary school-age children in Third World countries by creating a global communication device built from the Raspberry pi and easily available recyclable hardware. It would help children communicate with ‘penfriends’ using a Pi.

The judges, including BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones and Andy Hooper, Professor of Computer technology at The University of Cambridge, were most impressed with the concept and solutions proposed by the team.  All the children were delighted to be presented with their own Raspberry Pi’s as a prize.

The children also had the opportunity to experience some ‘hands-on’ workshops involving Science and Technology.

This fantastic news is not only being celebrated on our own school website but also on the BBC website! Click here to read more.

     

Well done to our Year 6 members of the ‘Pen Pi ‘team who took part in the national finals of the PA Raspberry Pi competition on Wednesday 20th March in Cambridge, coming joint second.

Entrants were challenged to invent something using the Raspberry Pi that would benefit the world.

The project that our pupils came up with was:

 To provide cheap communication for primary school-age children in Third World countries by creating a global communication device built from the Raspberry pi and easily available recyclable hardware. It would help children communicate with ‘penfriends’ using a Pi.

The judges, including BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones and Andy Hooper, Professor of Computer technology at The University of Cambridge, were most impressed with the concept and solutions proposed by the team.  All the children were delighted to be presented with their own Raspberry Pi’s as a prize.

The children also had the opportunity to experience some ‘hands-on’ workshops involving Science and Technology.

The video the group created can be found here, on the PA Consulting Group website as well as being celebrated on the BBC website.