Two intrepid Year 8s pitted their mathematical and technological wits against a series of challenges in the national CyberFirst Girls Competition. The competition was organised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, to generate more interest among young women in the increasingly important field of cyber security.
More than 8,000 girls aged 13-to-15 accepted the NCSC’s challenge to take part in an online preliminary round and we are delighted that TGS students came 11th in the country. This meant that they just missed out on the final stages of the competition but are invited to participate in a CyberFirst Girls' course in Oxford in May.
The students reflect on what was an intense week with over 100 puzzles to solve:
“At the end of the week, the online results were published for the top ten teams who would qualify for the grand final in Scotland. We came 11th, but were invited to a CyberFirst Defenders Course for the top 11-20 teams in both the junior and senior competition - who were mostly sixth formers. This will take place in Oxford university for an elite competition in May which is very exciting. "
"We are hoping that we will succeed in order to win the prize for the school of new computers and technology."