Finalists from twelve schools from across the East of England went head-to-head at Adastral Park on Saturday 5th February at the final of the 2022 CyberFirst Girls Competition.
The event, one of 13 finals held simultaneously around the country, involved teams of 4 girls aged 12-13, working together to crack codes, solve problems and demonstrate the skills that will make them the future protectors of our online world.
A close-run competition saw Watford Grammar School for Girls emerge the victors. The team received laptops as part of their prize and an invitation to a celebration event to be held later in the year. After the competition, all of the teams and their teachers had a tour of BT’s technology showcases, where they were wowed by the exciting technologies on show.
The CyberFirst Girls Competition - run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ - aims to support girls interested in a career in cyber security. It is the UK’s flagship cyber contest for schools, and through online challenges and puzzles covering topics including AI, logic, cryptography and networking, girls aged 12 to 13 are introduced to the fast-paced world of cyber security.
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