Google's gift for school's computer club

Google's gift for school's computer club

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Paul Miles

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Google's gift for school's computer club

Ambitious computer programmers at Furze Platt Junior School in Maidenhead have been given a new gadget to play with courtesy of Google.

The school has been given three Raspberry Pi credit card sized computers which will allow pupils to expand on their learning of programming their own games.

The hi-tech machines were among 15,000 to be donate by Google Giving to schools across the country.

They will be used by the after-school coding club, which was set up last November, and gives kids the opportunity to learn the basics of computer programming and web development.

It is run once a week by Claire Steed, who works for Renesas Electronics Europe Ltd in their Bourne End office.

Headteacher of the Oaken Grove school, Mike Wallace, said the donation recognises the hard work carried out in starting up the club. 

He said: "The impact is quite simple, children 11-years-old are computer programming and loving the results."

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