Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge
Following on from the successes in the first round of the Bebras competition held in November, Blue Coat’s growing number of ambitious computer coders once again performed exceptionally well in the second round of the competition. Held in over 40 countries, Bebras invites participants to solve a series of problems in just 40 minutes, using computational thinking skills.
Students achieved certificates in all the three age categories:
Junior Year 7 – 8 Distinctions and 17 Merits
Intermediate Year 8 and Year 9 – 22 Distinctions and 30 Merits
Senior Year 10 – 2 Distinctions and 18 Merits
In addition, two Year 7 students and a Year 9 student progressed through to the final round of the competition which took place in April.
We are delighted to report that our Year 9 student came third nationally in the Intermediate age category, a fantastic achievement.
During the spring term ten teams of Year 8 girls competed in the CyberFirst Girls competition. Each team worked together during the course of a week to answer a variety of problems in the field of cyber security. We would like to congratulate all those who took part.
Five teams of Year 9 and Year 10 students competed in the Raspberry Pi competition. This year’s theme centred on sustainability and the participants were challenged to use a Raspberry Pi to create something that would ‘save the planet’.
The teams worked to create an automatic plant watering system, a recycling unit to determine whether an item could be recycled as well as a solar panel. Congratulations to all students for their commitment and creativity.