Computer Weekly announces the winners of PA Consulting Group’s annual Raspberry Pi competition, which this year focused on asking school children to develop technologies that could save the planet.
The business editor Clare McDonald explains in her article that other entries that were submitted and reached finalist stage, but did not win the competition, included a game which educates children to switch off appliances to save energy, a system which monitors the temperature of a household and tweets the house owner if the house gets too hot or cold, and a water meter which measures how much water a person uses when they shower to educate them on the environmental impact of water usage.
The article goes on to say that though the UK government introduced the computing curriculum in 2014 to encourage children to learn skills in technology and coding, there are still a lack of children choosing to take Stem subjects later on in education. Clare notes that a number of initiatives, such as PA’s Raspberry Pi competition, have been created to try and encourage more children to take an interest in Stem subjects.
Anita Chandraker, digital services team lead at PA Consulting Group, says that the competition is designed to support both the teaching and learning of Stem subjects in the UK’s curriculum, and that this year’s entries were “astounding”.
“We are delighted to have received a record number of entries to the competition this year; a reflection of the ever growing importance of coding as a critical skill to support innovation,” she continues.
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