To celebrate a year since its opening, the Maplin store on Leeds Road in Huddersfield has donated more than £100 worth of technology to Netherhall Learning Campus High School.
The donation was made to build educational links with the local community, and to encourage children to learn about technology and coding.
Alex Scott, team leader at Maplin Huddersfield, visited Netherhall Learning Campus School to present the innovative ‘Raspberry Pi’ kit and show the students how to use it.
The Raspberry Pi is a small sized computer that will allow the school to turn televisions into computer monitors.
The Raspberry Pi can also be used as a media centre, to browse the web or play HD videos –as well as teach people about computer programming.
Fida Rehman, Head of IT & Business Studies at Netherhall Learning Campus High School, said:
“We’re very grateful to the Maplin Huddersfield store for their kind donation and the stimulating training session provided.
“The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic invention that the students can’t wait to have a go with.”
Ashley Pellegrina, store manager at Maplin Huddersfield, said: “The Raspberry Pi is an ideal piece of technology for getting youngsters enthused about computer programming and development.”