Students triumph in London

A small group of talented Year 8 and Year 9 programmers from The Blue Coat School’s Raspberry Pi Club have been announced the winners in the academic years 7-11 category of the national PA Raspberry Pi Competition.

The theme of the competition centred on the concept of healthy living, and saw Blue Coat students respond to the challenge by designing and developing a Raspberry Pi driven prescription dispensing system, enabling patients to access their medication using an encrypted QR barcode on a printed prescription.

Year 9 pupil, Daniel, said: “At four o’clock, it was time for the awards ceremony, held at the London Science Museum and hosted by Maggie Philbin. After a short interview with all the teams in our category we were announced as the winners.

“As well as winning £1,000 for the school were also were presented with a box of Raspberry Pi accessories which included a solar panel and a hand held screen.

“We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend entering to anyone who is interested in  computing, electronics or programming. We are already looking forward to next year.”

You may also like...