PA’s Raspberry Pi Competition


1851 Trust and PA join forces to inspire the next generation in STEM

EVENT: 1st December 2016

The 1851 Trust were delighted to partner with PA Consulting Group to host a fun-packed STEM day in December 2016 in the Tech Deck and Education Centre at the 1851 Trust and Land Rover BAR’s team base in Portsmouth.

Both the 1851 Trust and PA Consulting  are trying to empower young people in STEM activities. As part of the event, students had the opportunity to explore the Tech Deck Education Centre, which has been designed to introduce young people to the technology and innovation behind the design and development of the America’s Cup ‘boats that fly’.

PA also facilitated a coding session aimed at helping entrants with their innovations.

Read more about the joint PA Consulting / 1851 Trust STEM day on the Tech Deck.

PA’s Raspberry Pi Competition (2016/2017)

Every year PA Consulting organises the PA Raspberry Pi competition – a contest inviting school and college students to put their programming skills to the test to make the world a better place.

picture4Now in its fifth successful year, entrants are required to invent under the theme of ‘Innovation for All’.

The challenge is to produce innovations that will improve the lives of people who have conditions that limit their ability to do things most people take for granted. Inventions could range from technology which helps athletes win a medal in the Paralympics, aids visual impairment or learning difficulties, to those which uses music therapy to help mental health.

Register interest in the competition here

PA’s Raspberry Pi competition is a core part of PA’s ongoing work to make the difference for young people. The competition gives teams of students as young as eight the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of computer programming and engineering – valuable skills which have been declining in the UK in recent years.

The 1851 Trust will be attending the competition finals in 2017.

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The Official Charity of Land Rover BAR, the team to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain