A small group of talented Year 8 and 9 programmers from The Blue Coat School’s Raspberry Pi Club have successfully reached the final of the 2015 PA Consultancy Raspberry Pi Competition, to be held at London’s Science Museum on Tuesday 24th March.

This year’s theme which centred on the concept of healthy living, 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.

Since its launch in 2012 the Raspberry Pi – a low-cost, credit-card-size computer – has proved extremely successful in stimulating an interest in programming. Young programmers around the world continue to be encouraged to produce innovative ideas using this unique platform.

We would like to wish members of the ‘Pi – Scription’ team – Daniel from Year 9 Shirley, and Jacob, Olivia, Reshad, Prithvi, Ben, & Matthew from Year 8 Graham – the very best of luck as they prepare for the final stages of the competition.

A big thank you also goes to members of staff involved in the project for their help and assistance throughout.

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