Last Saturday, a team from across Applied Research and BT Security hosted the Cyber First Girls Competition
East of England final. The competition is for teams of up to 4 girls from Year 8 (age 12-13) who compete in an online round to solve puzzles and crack codes, using logic and computational thinking. The top 12 teams in each region then compete in a live final, which is a mix of online and physical tasks. The competition is part of the wider Cyber First programme
, which aims to encourage young people to consider a career in cyber security.
Following an opening from Lisa P and Dave Harcourt, the teams battled it out with The Highfield School from Letchworth crowned winners in a very closely fought competition.
The team guardians had an extended showcase tour with Shane through the day and all of the competitors stayed behind at the end for tours with Shane and Luke.
The schools team is working to get more schools from Suffolk to enter the competition and we’ll be holding an event on 10th May for Year 7 girls at Adastral to give them a taste of the competition. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you (or a school or teacher) would like to know more.