There are number of opportunities coming up in March that you may already be aware of, but I’m sending you this email in case you have not heard about them and because I feel they may be of interest to you. I realise it would have helped if I’d sent this email to you a month or so before now, but life has been pretty Jam Packed recently with our UK roadshow.
The Raspberry Pi community recently celebrated it’s 3rd birthday, 5 million sales and release of the Pi 2.0 in Cambridge. Not to be outdone, we’re holding our own little festivities in the North West.
Raspberry Jamboree, 20-22nd March (Preston)
There will be a 3 day, 5 event celebration of Raspberry Pi coming up in two weeks with workshops, talks and demonstrations to further your interest in the Raspberry Pi.
It starts with a full day of free CPD for teachers, followed by a Friday evening Family Hack Jam. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a variety of workshops and activities for all levels of experience. There’s a Saturday Social as well in the evening. If you can attend any of these events for even just a short while, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Raspberry Pi team Carrie Anne and James Robinson from the Raspberry Pi Education Team will be attending the Jamboree, as well as Pete Lomas, the technical designer of the Raspberry Pi. We will also have prizes and swag to give away to those attending as well as plenty of ideas and support to get the most out of the Raspberry Pi computer.
Free CPD for teachers 20th March
Jam Packed UK visits Manchester
From Friday 27th to Saturday 28th our Jam Packed UK roadshow will be based at Manchester Communicatioons Academy. The Fridaydaytime event is another free CPD event for teachers looking at both GCSE Computing coursework and Raspberry Pi with Key Stage 2 classes. Friday night is another of our popular Family Hack Jam events where teams of all ages and backgrounds compete to win prizes. Then on Saturday 28th March we will be holding another Raspberry Jam event.
Planning a school trip or family outing? While the Friday night Family Hack Jams have already accommodated group visits from schools, groups are also welcome to join our Saturday events too. We would advise age suitability of 7 upwards.