The Perse School

Pupils attend second round of BEBRAS computing competition

21 Jan 2016

24471805676_ac1f477632_kLast week, eleven Perse pupils were invited to take part in the second round of the UK BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge, which took place at the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University.

The BEBRAS Challenge is a problem-solving contest designed to get students excited about computing and computational thinking, and is supported by Cambridge tech firm ARM and Raspberry Pi.

Almost 500 Perse pupils took part in the first round of the challenge last term, with an incredible 11 students (in Years 7-9 and the Upper Sixth) scoring full marks (with a top-scoring Perse pupil in each age category of the contest). These pupils had their names published on the Hall of Fame on the Bebras website, and were also invited to (and attended) the second round of the challenge in Oxford.

In the final round in Oxford last week, George Salisbury in Year 9 achieved second place in the Intermediate age group category, which is an excellent achievement. After completing the challenge, all of the finalists attended a special lunch and prize-giving ceremony at Hertford College. The finalists were drawn from more than 50,000 students across the UK who took part in the competition this year.

For more information about the first round of the contest and our prize-winners, please read our previous news post.

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