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Introducing the latest Raspberry Pi product...

As an Approved Reseller, we are excited to launch a brand-new product in the Raspberry Pi family. Introducing the Raspberry Pi Build HAT in collaboration with LEGO® Education! The Raspberry Pi Bui...read the full story

Bring STEAM to Life with a Spook-tacular piece of art!

Ghoulish Greetings from us at Rapid! We are excited to announce our latest art competition in partnership with Daler Rowney. Inspired by the spooky influence October brings, we would love to see y...read the full story

We bring STEMs to life on World Bee Day!

We all know how important bees are to agriculture and biodiversity, and how much they are in decline. In fact it is estimated that there has been a 97% reduction in natural bee and butterfly habitat i...read the full story

Rapid shortlisted for two Elektra Awards

Rapid is delighted to have been shortlisted twice at the Elektra 2020 awards, the Oscars of the electronics industry. The company features in both the Distributor of the Year and the Educational S...read the full story

Rapid becomes approved reseller for Raspberry Pi

Rapid is delighted to have officially become an approved reseller for Raspberry Pi, the Cambridge-based company that over the last decade has been almost single-handedly responsible for the global sin...read the full story

Rapid shortlisted for Engineering Ambassador of the Year

Rapid is delighted to have been shortlisted for Engineering Ambassador of the Year at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). It is the third year running that the company has been shortlis...read the full story

Rapid is Highly Commended in Electronics Industry Awards

Rapid were delighted to be one of the companies 'Highly Commended' in the recent Electronics Industry Awards. We received recognition in the 'Academic Support' category. This means a great deal to u...read the full story

Rapid becomes approved supplier in Arts & Crafts framework

Rapid is delighted to have recently become an approved supplier within the NEUPC (North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium) Arts & Crafts Materials Framework. This means that the company now h...read the full story

Rapid become associate members of CLEAPSS

Rapid is delighted to announce that it has recently become an associate member of CLEAPSS, an organisation that supports the teaching of Science, Design & Technology and Art in secondary schools with ...read the full story

Rapid achieve Customer Service Excellence Standard

Rapid is very proud to have been awarded the Customer Service Excellence Standard, a Quality mark which recognises organisations that focuses on the individual needs and preferences of its customers. ...read the full story

Rapid celebrates 40th birthday in style

40 years since it was founded, Rapid celebrated with a party and networking event at its Colchester headquarters. The event attracted guests from the electronics industry, local business representativ...read the full story

Colchester primary school students to represent UK at VEX IQ World Championships

A team of young roboteers at a Colchester primary school can look forward to the experience of a lifetime later this month when they travel to the VEX IQ World Championships in the US. The 10 and 11...read the full story

Bringing STEM to life at Bett 2019

Rapid Education will be bringing STEM to life for all school ages at Bett 2019, the UK's leading educational technology event, at ExCel London from January 23-26. We will be demonstrating our wide ...read the full story

Airgineers 2019 event details released

After a successful inaugural year for the Airgineers STEM Challenge, details have now been released for the first events of the 2019 competition. To register for an event listed below, use the form o...read the full story

UK team take Excellence award at VEX IQ World Championships

A London school's performance has been hailed as 'incredible' after its robotics team won a VEX IQ Challenge Excellence award at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship in the US. It is the best ...read the full story

Introducing 'Turning Point', the 2018/19 VEX Robotics Competition game

"The biggest shake-up in the VEX Robotics Competition for some years." That is how our Education Manager and VEX expert Chris Calver describes the 2018/19 season, of which we have received our first ...read the full story

Schools beat snow to take VEX IQ and VEX Robotics UK prizes

As if the 'Ringmaster' and 'In the Zone' competition games were not challenging enough, teams due to take part in the VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition UK National Championships were hande...read the full story

See Rapid Education on Sky News!

The Rapid Education stand at Bett 2018 was a hive of activity once again, and this year we even caught the attention of the Sky cameras! We featured in a report by Swipe, the Sky News technology show...read the full story