Perse students enjoy major computer science competition success
12 Feb 2019
Six Perse students received special accolades after reaching the national finals of the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.
Almost 26,000 youngsters across the elite (16-18) and senior (14-16) age groups took part in the first round of the competition, which is supported by Google, in their own schools. Participants had to solve a number of problems related to computer science topics within an allotted time.
However, just the top 60 in each category were invited to take part in the finals at Oxford University’s Department of Computer Science.
As such, it was a great achievement for Pip Jackson (Upper Sixth) and Tom Westcott (Lower Sixth) to make the grade in the elite section and Jude Burling (Year 11), Ruaidhri Carey, Robert Rayner and Samuel Shenker (Year 10) to reach the senior final. They each received a finalists’ certificate from Professor Peter Millican in a presentation at Oxford’s Hertford College.