Date of release: Monday, December 21, 2015

Raspberry Pi EventRaspberry Pi fans have been putting the small, educational computers through their paces and complete a range of University of Greenwich challenges from racing model cars to moving an artificial arm.

The Christmas Raspberry Jam at the Medway Campus attracted coders from as young as three years old, as well as teachers, students and enthusiasts from across Kent.

All are avid users of the Raspberry Pi Foundation's educational kits, designed to promote the teaching and learning of computer science in schools and the developing world.

The seasonal event, which even saw a visit from Father Christmas, was organised by Dr Richard Seals of the Faculty of Engineering & Science.

Dr Seals says: "This is an annual event for everyone to explore the possibilities of coding with Raspberry Pi and discover just how computers can help us resolve many engineering challenges.

"Coding is fun and Raspberry Pi experiences are inspiring young people across the world to develop entertaining applications, as well as resolving technical problems to improve the quality of all our lives."

To find out more about studying engineering and science subjects at the University of Greenwich: http://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/home

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Picture: Young coders at the Medway Campus as part of the Raspberry Pi event.