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    Bebras Computing Challenge, Code Club, TFL Innovate Competition, Cyber Discovery Programme.

     

     

    Bebras Computing Challenge

    Last week saw girls across years 7, 8 and 10 participate in the Bebras Computing Challenge Competition run by Oxford University which introduces computational thinking to students. It is organised in over 40 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing. The girls had to complete a series of online computational thinking challenges in the space of 40 minutes. All girls who participated will be issued with a certificate and we eagerly await the announcement of results of who is our in school champion, which we will share in next week's Friday News.

    Well done to all the girls who took part!

     

    Code Club

    CSG participates in the national Code Club initiative where students have the opportunity to learn how to code. Our club is supported by two volunteers who come into school, please encourage your daughter to attend if she is in years 7 and 8.

    We have had to change the day, so the new details from now on are: Room 39 from 12.40-1.30 every Monday.

     

    TFL Innovate Competition - 6th Form only

    Last Wednesday saw the launch of the TFL innovate competition at CSG where some students in years 12 and 13 did a workshop with visitors from transport for London who came into launch their competition which is looking for inspiring ideas to assist them in providing innovative and sustainable solutions to problems faced by London commuters. If you are in the 6th form and would like to get involved please speak to Ms Man, the deadline for first ideas to be sent to TFL is the 27 November. The added incentive is that if your team is the in school winners, each of you will win a tablet paid for by TFL. If you reach and win the regional finals you will be offered a two week work placement in any area of TFL from logistics, engineering, media to name a few.

     

    Cyber Discovery Programme

    The UK government has decided to invest £20m to get school children interested in Cyber Security. As part of this they have just launched the Cyber Discovery programme which we have signed up to and is open to all students in years 10-13. The initiative aims to help plug the UK’s cyber security skills gap by tapping into young and undiscovered talent with the ambition of stimulating and nurturing interest in cyber security as a future career path.

    The programme will be run as an extra curricular programme on Tuesday lunchtimes in room 39.

     

    Ms J Man
    ICT