20 February 2018

Pi - Top Innovation Challenge Pilot launches in Guernsey

Starting on Monday 5th March the Digital Greenhouse will be partnering with pi-top to run a 5 week pilot of the new pi-top Innovation Challenge (PIC). Pi-top is an innovation award winning company which produces a build-it-yourself laptop powered by the Raspberry Pi.  The pilot will see young people gaining access to over £10,000 of state of the art inventor equipment.

The PIC is the next iteration of the Maker Movement designed to reimagine what educations would look like if it were to best equip learners with the relevant skillsets for thriving in current and future society. PIC is an interdisciplinary program helping students learn, develop and implement important STEAM concepts like coding, physical computing and computational thinking.

More than that, it embraces concepts like collaborative problem solving, creative thinking and growth mindset, and delivers opportunities to develop leadership and project management skills and experience in running a tech business.  PIC future-proofs it's participants and prepares them for life in the fourth industrial revolution.

The PIC will be delivered in collaboration between the Digital Greenhouse, tutors from Les Beaucamps High School, Guernsey College and C5 Alliance, bringing industry and education together to form high quality and relevant experiences for young people.


Find out more about pi-top here.


The Pilot

Starting at the Digital Greenhouse on Monday 5th March and running through till 26th, this condensed weekly evening class is based around the pi-top Inventors Kit and is designed to developing students as problem solvers and enhance their knowledge of coding and computational thinking.

The pilot is aimed at students aged between 12 - 18 and there is no requirement for previous coding experience. A small number of spaces are available on the course 

This free five week pilot of the challenge will start on Monday 5th March and take place on the following dates at the Digital Greenhouse:

Monday 5th March 6-7:30pm

Monday 12th March 6-7:30pm

Monday 19th March 6-7:30pm

Saturday 24th March 10-11:30am

Monday 26th March 6-7:30pm


Applications have now closed.

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