Provide each schoolchild with a RaspberryPi

The Raspberry Pi foundation (UK charity number 1129409), has produced a fully-featured computer in order to teach computer programming.

This low cost (£21) computer is the spiritual successor to the BBC micro computers of the 80s that kickstarted the current workforce's computing abilities. Britain needs to re-discover its computing talent to keep us at the forefront of intellectual property development.

There are approx. 2.8m schoolchildren of age 11 to 15 that could be provided with their own RaspberryPi computer to learn computing, both independantly and as part of the school curriculum. This would equate to a yearly cost of around £10m.

We request that the Minister consider purchasing a Raspberry Pi computer for every schoolchild of relevant age to ensure Britain's strong tradition of independant computing and software development is not lost to future generations.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:

  • party political material
  • commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
  • issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
  • correspondence on personal issues

E-petitions cannot be used for freedom of information requests.

You can't sign this petition because it wasn't accepted for publication. But you can still give your opinion on it here at!

Do you support or oppose this petition?

comments powered by Disqus





Created By

Andy Bolstridge

Created On

Sunday 25 March 2012

Tagged With