In November this year 447 Clitheroe Royal Grammar School students participated in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, a national competition in which students have to employ problem solving and computational thinking strategies to 18 problems against the clock.
99 of our students came in the top 10% nationally and they have been invited to take part in the Oxford Computing Challenge, a programming competition which will take place in March next year. In addition to this, a large proportion of our students were awarded Merit and Distinction certificates.
Best in school certificates for each age category went to:
Seniors (Years 10-11): Declan Parker and Reuben Singh (joint 1st)
Intermediate (Years 8-9): George Bond
Juniors (Year 7): Anna Boylan
Yet more congratulations go to Anna who came in the top 0.1% of competitors nationally. She will be attending the national finals of the Bebras competition at Hertford College’s Department of Computer Science, Oxford University in February 2019.