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Raspberry Pi Foundation receives Google grant for Schools

by Rob Zwetsloot

15,000 Raspberry Pi’s provided to UK Schools as part of Google Giving

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that they are being given a grant from Google Giving for 15,000 Raspberry Pi Model Bs. The RPi’s will be sent out to a number of UK schools, with the Foundation and Google working with six educational authorities to achieve this. Speaking on the Raspberry Pi blog, Liz Upton said:

“We’re absolutely made up over the news; this is a brilliant way for us to find kids all over the country whose aptitude for computing can now be explored properly. We believe that access to tools is a fundamental necessity in finding out who you are and what you’re good at. We want those tools to be within everybody’s grasp, right from the start.”

The Foundation will be working with CoderDojo, Code Club, Computing at Schools, Generating Genius, Teach First and exam board OCR. Eben Upton from the Foundation and Eric Schmidt from Google were on hand this morning, teaching kids how to code using a few Raspberry Pi’s to celebrate the announcement.

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    • Another excellent demonstration by Google by giving back to the community. And, for something that doesn’t directly benefit Google necessarily, but benefits computing and education, as it should be. Way more useful than Microsoft touting its products in schools to try and monopolize them. Thanks Google, you really are a good company.

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    • Rob Halfhide

      Hi guys I work in an Academy in Poole and would love to be able to involve my students in this Raspberry Pi grant for schools. Can anyone tell me how I could apply for such a grant or point me in the right direction please.

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