This year some of our Year 4 to Year 8 children took part in the Bebras Computing Challenge organised by Oxford University. It introduced pupils to computational thinking and is organised in over 50 countries!

The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are based on problems that Computer Scientists often meet and enjoy solving. The tasks can be solved without prior knowledge but instead require logical thinking. The aim is to solve as many as you can in the allotted time of 40 minutes.

An impressive 241,348 students took part from the UK this year. This is slightly down on last year but still very impressive given all of the difficulties schools have faced this year.

A number of FSM pupils did extremely well, with quite a few distinctions and merits, but the top in each year were:

  • Year 8: Ben
  • Year 7: Hugo
  • Year 6: Jamie
  • Year 5: Eliza-Grace
  • Year 4: Kate

An extra congratulations goes to Ben, Boo, Hugo and Sam who scored in the top 10% in the country and so also received a Gold Award Certificate.

There is also a stage 2 which takes place in February, and we are delighted to announce that some of the FSM pupils have been invited to take part! They are:

  • Year 8: Ben
  • Year 7: Hugo, Boo, Sam, Alexander, Dudley and Ella
  • Year 6: Jamie, Olivia, Toby and Max