A computer whiz-kid defeated thousands of applicants from across the country to receive a university bursary helping students from underprivileged backgrounds.
Adam Kona, who went to Sacred Heart RC Primary School in Este Road, Battersea, was awarded the Royal Television Society (RTS) bursary helping him to study computer science at Birmingham University.
The bursary aims to help people from lower income families pursue a career in media and television.
Adam, 19, said: “I didn’t realise how much of a big deal it was when I first heard the news. But then I told my family and they were so excited.”Adam’s interest in computer science was sparked by a high school project he did for Ernest Bevin College, Beechcroft Road, Tooting.
He created a software tool aimed at helping children learn to code. He said: “I really liked how creative you could be with computer science.”
The software was a mixture between a computer game and a learning tool. The bursary is £1,000 per year of study for expenses and free membership of the RTS.