Inkscape tutorials

Using the Raspberry Pi in the classroom? I have been using the Raspberry Pi in a  club and workshop setting since the very start.  I have also made a tentative approach to using it in the classroom to support teaching. In September it will be a new challenge when I use the RPi as the […]

Raspberry Pi in the classroom

As part of my new Computer lab at school I have been very lucky to be able to also get a class set of Raspberry Pi 400s.  This is a significant investment and the plan is to use these in a planned and significant way as part of Key Stage 3 teaching this year.  Having […]

RPi Digital making at home

Man sat at computer presenting to a live stream Since the 30th March 2020 the Raspberry Pi Foundation have been broadcasting a live show every Wednesday across the various social media platforms called  Digital Making at home.  The range of presentations has been amazing and there have been so many highlights for me.  The videos make great resources and I would definitely recommend […]

CAS Virtual showcase

The last two weeks have been really busy with remote teaching and delivering live lessons at home and in school. Into this busy fortnight I also attended 14 Webinars as part of the CAS Virtual Showcase 2020. With lockdown many tech and education events have either been cancelled or moved to an online platform. CAS […]

Modelling Radioactive decay

A classic GCSE Physics experiment using plastic cubes to model random radioactive decay can be modelled and simulated with Python. You can change the number of starting cubes by editing the line max_count = 100 The whole experiment is carried out before displaying any results! The results are saved to a file called decay_graph

NCCE Certificate in GCSE CS Subject knowledge

I’ve passed! After nearly 6 months of hard work and some challenging logistical arrangements I have completed the National Centre for Computing Education certificate in GCSE Computer Science Subject Knowledge. I am really pleased and proud to have completed this in the first cohort of candidates and look forward to my graduation and Google HQ […]



PRIMM – A structured approach to teaching programming Introduction Whilst at PyconUK 2018 I listened to the keynote talk from Sue Sentance (Chief Learning Officer at the Raspberry Pi Foundation) about some of the pedagogies used by Computer Science teachers, essentially “what is in their toolkit?” As a very experienced Physics teacher I have been […]

Astro Pi workshop


I am always keen to develop my range of workshops and activities for schools and events and was asked to do 4 x 2.5 hour workshops at school during ‘activities week’. I decided to do a new workshop this year based around Astro Pi and using the Sense HAT The presentation can be found here […]

Python: Traffic Lights

Get hands on with LEDs and Python to create your own traffic light. Extension: Disco lights Age: Key Stage 2 and 3 Langauge: Python 3 Hardware: Raspberry Pi, LEDs, (PiStop optional)