Thousands of pupils to get mini computer

The Raspberry Pi Credit: ITN News Anglia

A mini computer designed in Cambridge is being given to more than 15,000 school pupils for free.

The Raspberry Pi sparked enormous demand when it was launched in February last year, crashing the two websites where it was being sold.

The first Raspberry Pis were given to pupils at Chesterton Community College in Cambridge.The donation, from internet giant Google, is aimed at encouraging the next generation of computer scientists.