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PA Consulting celebrates 2021 Raspberry Pi school coding competition

This article first appeared in Electronics Weekly

We must mention this year’s winners of the PA Consulting Raspberry Pi school coding competition, the annual event that sets the children a STEM-based challenge.

The annual competition, a virtual event again in its ninth year, asks primary, secondary and college students across the UK to invent and create products using the Raspberrry Pi’s computing abilities.

With a wide theme of “helping create a positive future”, the 2021 winners of the different categories were as follows:

  • Years 4-6: St Mary’s CE Primary School, who created an intelligent cane that communicates with other devices to inform blind, partially sighted or deaf-blind people of nearby hazards
  • Years 7-9: Priestnall School, who developed a gadget to monitor indoor air pollution and reduce the health risk
  • Years 10-11: Colchester County High School for Girls, who developed an AI-powered automatic feeder designed to support endangered species by providing food to specific animals
  • Years 12-13: Westminster School and Harris Westminster Sixth Form, who designed a new type of security – a dynamic ‘footprint’ – that prevents possession theft.

Finally, online voters for the new “People’s Choice Award”, selected Steeple Bumpstead School, who created a monitoring system for beehive temperature and humidity.

Congratulations to all the hard working and ingenious school children who took part from the beginning. And their teachers, too!

View a video of the Raspberry Pi awards day

Inspiring the next generation of innovators with our ninth Raspberry Pi Competition

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Contact the innovation team

Anita Chandraker

Anita Chandraker

Frazer Bennett

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Hugo Raaijmakers

Hugo Raaijmakers


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