The Perse School

Perse pupils reach national finals of major computing competition

5 Feb 2018

Five Perse pupils are among the cream of the country’s computing crop after reaching the finals of the UK BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge.

Almost 14,500 children nationwide entered the competition, which is supported by Google, in the senior age group category (ages 14 to 16).

After taking part in the opening round in their own schools, solving as many problems inspired by computer science topics as possible in an allotted time, just the top 60 highest achieving participants were invited to attend the finals at Oxford University’s Department of Computer Science.

Daniel Edwards, John Hayward, Miranda Connolley, Cameron Mackenzie (all Year 11) and Isaac Barden (Year 10) all made it into the elite group in the senior age class and received their finalists’ certificates from Professor Peter Millican in a ceremony at Oxford’s Hertford College.

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