6 months later, the Department of Education finally announced that programming would be introduced to the national curriculum therefore rendering my project inapplicable.
During the first half of 2013, I was involved in the Student Leadership Development Programme by the employment charity Elevation Networks and sponsored by Deloitte. The task was to present an idea for a new start-up or charity to tackle a problem, I created an idea of a Code Club to help teach children programming skills using the Raspberry Pi.
Though it was a concept at first, I went as far as planning lessons, calculating finances to manage the project and liaising with my local school to host the lessons in their classrooms. I successfully applied for a £300 grant from the O2 Think Big Project to execute the plan.
I presented my ideas and success to a panel of judges along with other students and came 1st place winning a Kindle. The aim was to launch in September 2013, but I was now due to start my placement at Petroleum Geo-Services and had to put it on hold. Not more than 6 months later, the Department of Education finally announced that programming would be introduced to the national curriculum therefore rendering my project inapplicable.
However, I saw a problem on a grand scale and decided to tackle it locally where I could make a difference. I planned a project which aimed at helping young people succeed in a discipline which didn't even exist in their mind and open up opportunities and took initiative where nothing was being done.
Click here for the link to Elevation Networks' page on this project.
Here is the presentation I gave on the 28th August 2013 at Deloitte's office in Farringdon.
(If you're wondering what the binary code is along the top, why don't you put it into a binary calculator and see what it means?)
Graduated with a BSc in Physics at the University of Surrey and an MSc in Applied Geophysics at the IDEA League.