During the week of 5th November, our Year 8 and Year 9 students undertook the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge during their Computing lessons. Available in over 40 countries, the Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered through an interactive website. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists often come across and enjoy solving. The tasks can be solved without any prior knowledge but instead require logical thinking. The aim is to solve as many as possible in the time given. We are incredibly proud of all of the students who took part and many Certificates of Merit and Distinction have been handed out as well as a Certificate for the highest achiever in each year group.
A special mention must go to the students below, who scored in the top 10% of the country for their age range. This incredible achievement means they receive an invitation to the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge. This invitation-only event will be held in March 2019 and aims to help talented computational thinkers develop their skills by asking them to solve tasks with programmed solutions. A huge well done to the students below who will be receiving their invitations:
Nikodem Kulakowski, Harvey Lewis, Sophie Kirkby-Toms, Megan Stewart, Rory Edwards, Troy Murray, Annabella Kingdon, Jack Macalister, Jacob Glover, Dino Suljic, Sarah Bentaleb, Carys Taylor, Cameron Booth-Downs and Leah Doore.