The Perse School

Eager-beaver students welcomed to Hall of Fame

17 Dec 2013

Perse students shone in the recent Beaver Computing Challenge.

400,000 students from 11 countries took part in the computational and logical thinking contest. Of the 40 UK students to have their name published in the senior division ‘Hall of Fame’, 15 were from The Perse.

In the senior division Rosie Cates, Freddie Perkins and Henrik Burton were among only eight participants who secured full marks, while in the junior division Hugo Fung was the only student in the UK to do so.

Computational thinking involves a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs and apps. Examples of these techniques include the ability to break down complex tasks into simpler components, algorithm design, pattern recognition, pattern generalisation and abstraction.

Computer science was introduced as a ‘fourth science’ at the School earlier this year.

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