Raspberry Pi Foundation’s “Coolest Projects”


Raspberry Pi Foundation’s “Coolest Projects” competition for students aged 18 years and younger and related to computer science and IT/Technology had some of our students from Year 7 to 12 taking part in it. Coolest projects is the world’s leading technology showcase for young people.

Students had a choice to make whatever they wanted with technology and then bring it to life. James Adi -one of our Year 11 CS students designed and created a game called the “Iron Defence” and was one of the favourites to be chosen for the 2022 showcase. Iron Defence is a tower defence game where you defend against waves of enemies in a steampunk themed assault, and covers both gaming and art combined with the use of multimedia elements such as text, graphics, audio and video. James said “It was a great opportunity for me to put the skills I learnt from the hours of lessons at school to the test and really push myself. It was a fun challenge and I managed to pull through. Thank you to the computer science team that guided me onto this path and for your dedication to the success of your students”.


Judge Shawn Brown from the coolest projects competition had this to say of his work: “This is such a fun looking game James, and the level of time and effort that has clearly gone into getting it to where it’s at is undeniably impressive. Amazing work on seizing the opportunity to learn a new coding language, and how better to do it than throwing yourself in at the deep end with a proper hands-on gaming challenge. This is a proper triumph and I wish you all the best for developing more awesome games in the future!”

His project will become part of one of the new permanent galleries of the “Young V&A” museum in London, in a display exploring the ways that we learn through design, and how designers can change the world around us.

Congratulations James on your hard work, determination to learn a new programming language in a short amount of time and resilience; which has helped to inspire our younger Computer science and IT students to create their own designs as well. Let’s keep developing even more amazing games!