A team of Year 8 pupils made the finals of a national competition run by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ.
Daria, Pippa, Gwendoline and Pandora performed brilliantly in the qualifying rounds of the CyberFirst Girls competition to qualify for the national finals. The team successfully solved an array of tricky puzzles, cryptography, logic and coding tasks to secure their place at the grand finals in Cheltenham last weekend, pitting their cyber skills against 11 other top girls’ teams. CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, Lindy Cameron, commented: “A massive well done for getting through the day… I am so proud of you.”
The annual contest aims to encourage problem-solving, introduce 12/13 year old girls to the world of cyber security, and inspire them to consider careers in this industry. Over 8,700 girls entered this year’s competition.