Raspberry Pi competition challenges pupils to design a sustainable city

PA Consulting has launched the competition, offering a £1,000 winning prize

This year’s Raspberry Pi competition from PA Consulting tasks students in years 4–13 to create the sustainable city of tomorrow.

Teams will compete in one of four categories, depending on their academic years. The categories are:
Years 4–6
Years7–9
Years 10–11
Years 12–13

Three finalists from each category will be invited to the PA Raspberry Pi Awards Day in London in April 2020. Each category will see a winner awarded a prize of £1,000 for their school or college.

Putting theoretical concepts from lessons into practice and going beyond basic lesson material is a great opportunity for students.
– Penny Bunting, King Edward VI Grammar School

Penny Bunting, teacher at the winning secondary school from 2017’s competition, King Edward VI Grammar School, said: “Since taking part in the PA Raspberry Pi competition, I’ve noticed the students’ teamwork and cooperation skills improve significantly. Putting theoretical concepts from lessons into practice and going beyond basic lesson material is a great opportunity for students.”

The competition was first launched in 2012 in response to a fall in programming skills.

Entry is free and open to all schools and colleges in the UK.

More information, including details of how to enter, is available at www.paconsulting.com/events/raspberry-pi-competition-uk/