Girls enter CyberFirst competition

Two teams of girls at Six Villages studying GCSE Computer Science recently entered a challenge set by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) to find the best and brightest candidates who may in the future help to protect the UK from future cyber attacks.

Our Computer Science teacher Mrs Hudson said: “The girls had to tackle a series of online challenges covering four main cyber security topics in a fun yet challenging gameplay experience. The puzzles became progressively harder allowing girls to stretch their learning and gain further knowledge that could help them in their everyday lives. All eight girls worked very hard over the eight days and managed to complete a large number of challenges.”

Taking part from Year 9 were Jessica Hayler, Leah Richards, Cara Neale, Laura Cranford, Belle Mills and  Holly Thompson and from Year 10, Juliette Feest and Holly Kingshott.

The CyberFirst Girls Competition has been designed to inspire and encourage future generations of young women to consider a career in cyber – an industry where currently only 10% are women. Over 2,100 teams entered and although our teams were not among the ten finalists, they should be incredibly proud of their involvement in this fantastic opportunity to find new and emerging talent in cyber security.

Mrs T Clayton, Marketing & Communications
Posted 15 March 2017

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