Local school announced as finalist in CyberFirst Girls Competition
We were delighted to hear that a team of four girls from the Denmark Road High School in Gloucester have been announced as finalists in the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) CyberFirst Girls Competition.
Run by the NCSC (a part of GCHQ) the CyberFirst Girls Competition has seen over 24,000 young women take part since it was launched three years ago. This year nearly 12,000 girls from all over the UK entered, providing a 110% participant increase as the subject of cyber continues to become increasingly popular amongst 12-13-year-olds.
Out of the 3,389 teams from 841 UK schools who entered the code-cracking and problem-solving competition, the top 10 have been chosen. These team attend the Grand Final in Edinburgh on 24-25 March including ‘The Cheesepuffs’ from Demark Road High School as well as:
- St Catherine’s School, Armagh
- Withington Girls’ School, Manchester
- Watford Grammar School for Girls, Watford, Hertfordshire
- Beverly High School, East Riding, Yorkshire
- Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Chelmsford, Essex
- The Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
- Oxford High School, GDST, Oxford, Oxfordshire
- The Queens School, Chester, Cheshire
- Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Here at Ease Training, we think that this is a fantastic initiative to encourage young students to develop their understanding of the cyber world and we wish ‘The Cheesepuffs’ and the rest of the teams the very best of luck in the CyberFirst Girls Competition!
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