I don't know the relation between the Pi release in the UK and the media that followed it at the time and the sudden urgent restyle of KS2 (junior school) Computing syllabus, from what was a bland ICT style one, with introduction to programming (sorry coding) and physical computing, think mindstorms/Lego education style become more mainstream for teaching or how that brought about the Micro:bit, now the mainstay of the KS3 STEM section (used in industry challenges and computing)
The Pi itself may not be used as much as it could, since programming can be done without one easily enough and few have the skills for anything g more challenging nor the time to learn it within a school. especially since they have the micro:bit for the basics on all of they.
But it's that initial relationship i would be more curious about.
Thanks know of a child who now works in a local internet tech company very successfully, he used the Pi's at our school to learn networking and that his job now, without university or and apprenticeship.
I also know plenty of boy, more so than girls or anything in between, who like to build and think of ideas.. though getting them to do and learn is the challenge.
Oh and the child of 80s/early 90s child/teenagers that have had an interest sparked again.
And all them oldies who hang around telling us all how to do it and how it was done bitd