This November, our Year 6 children participated in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge 2020, a competition aimed at raising awareness of Computer Science in a fun and rewarding way, which involves solving problems using computational thinking skills.

Congratulations to James Webster, who scored 161 out of a possible 200 in the challenge and received the Best in School certificate. As he was placed in the top 10% of children nationally, James also received the Gold Award. Nicolas, Shreya, Shoaib, Nathan, Ezra, Finley and Pradnya all received Distinction Certificates, awarded to top achievers in the challenges. Computational thinking involves using a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs and apps. Examples of these techniques would include the ability to break down complex tasks into simpler components, algorithm design, pattern recognition, pattern generalisation and abstraction.

Mrs Dziedziela, Year 6 computing teacher said,

“I am really proud of James’s achievement and all our other students. It highlights their capability in solving a range of complex computational problems which will benefit them greatly in their future careers.”