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They're tough for everyone :( But when coronavirus hit here in the UK, the museum had to close its doors to the public, and we lost practically all our income overnight.

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Anita Straker

Anita Straker

Anita Straker, CB, OBE

Educationalist, games designer

Anita Straker CB, OBE, is a British educationalist, former maths teacher, and school inspector.

The loan of a Commodore Pet by a fellow inspector was to lead to a career in writing education software, which until the early 1980s was limited to programs from America, which had little to do with the UK school curriculum.

After purchasing her own Pet, she set about writing many of these school programs, moving onto the BBC Micro after the computer literacy project was launched, authoring such games as Mallory Manor, Merlin's Castle and Zoo, with its plethora of supplementary material, all published by ESM.

The 1990s saw Anita design the National Numeracy Strategy for primary school children, for which she received her honours from the Queen.

She is also the author of numerous maths books.




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