Re: Coding? Fine... But FFS teach them Linux first
Yep, might as well supply real, actual Raspberry Pi (i.e. something with some room for growth). And I really don't see what's hard about basic Linux. Compared to what we had to go through in the 80s, to get some kind of grounding in computing (and I mean computing, not just coding; a term loved by blinkered politicians and media types), it's a cake walk.