STEM Competition for Students – Projects using Raspberry Pi mini-computers

Have you heard about the student from Cambridge who’s enthusiasm for Computing and Raspberry Pi has led him to create help guides and videos through his own website and YouTube channel?

Raspberry Pi Guy

Raspberry Pi Guy‘ is in fact a 14 year old student called Matthew who’s latest video celebrating the Pi’s second birthday has just ‘gone viral’.  Since uploading 6 days ago it’s been viewed over 27,000 times (and now probably more!).  Click on the image above to see Matthew’s website and click here to view this latest video.

We’re looking for students in Hull, like Matthew, who can show how they’ve worked individually or in small groups to use code with Raspberry Pi.   We want to showcase and celebrate creativity, innovation and imagination through computer science.

Have you got a Coding Club or a Pi Club already in school with projects ready to submit?

Would you like support and guidance to set up a Computing Club?  Let us know and we’ll add it to the CPD plan.

We’re proud to be sponsoring the Raspberry Pi Competition which forms part of HETA’s BIG BANG SCIENCE FAIR.   More information is on this link, which describes activities locally and how the event culminates in June with the opportunity for over 2,500 students from across the Yorkshire and Humber region to visit an interactive exhibition that aims to engage young people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects.

Deadline for Raspberry Pi projects is the week before half term at the end of May.   Details of projects will need to be submitted to Niki Bardsley at HETA using niki@heta.co.uk .

The competition is open to all schools in Yorkshire and Humber.

In the meantime, we’ll be asking you about ongoing Raspberry Pi projects in school and how you’ll be joining in with the KS3 Jam at Andrew Marvell in March!

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