BCS (Bedford Branch) School Challenge 2017
BCS (Bedford), Cranfield University, Satisnet
|Date||Thursday 19 Jan 2017|
16:30 to 18:30
Mark Rutherford School, Bedford.
A competition to showcase how computing is being developed in schools,
how it is engaging pupils and enabling them for computing futures.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. Since 2013, the BCS Bedford Branch has been running a coding competition for Schools to cultivate young computing leaders. The competition is open to all schools in the four local education authorities and independent schools in the Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire areas.
Year 7 Online Safety
Create an educational resource that promotes the positive aspects of online talking and messaging but also helps people to understand when online behaviour could become inappropriate and risky. The resource must send out a safe online message so that people feel empowered to deal with uncomfortable situations online.
To create this resource you can use Alice, Scratch or ANY suitable programming language.
Year 8 Identity Theft
Produce a game that helps people to understand what identity theft is and why it is important to guard against it. The game could help the players recognise strategies used to access private information. The game must suggest ways to guard against phishing and identify theft.
To create this game you can use Alice, Scratch or ANY suitable programming language.
Y9 Cyber Security
Cyber threats are all around us. Regularly in the news there are reports of one organisation or another being compromised in one way or another, often with data being stolen. This is a real problem in 2017 and people are just not dealing effectively with the threats. Can you help? Produce a game, that is fun to play, but informs the public about the threats that are out there and how to protect themselves or their businesses.
Judges will be looking for:
Prizes to include: trophies, medals and other goodies which will be awarded at Cranfield University in June 2016
For further information please contact: Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools that participate in the competition and attend the prize giving will be eligible for the participation award of up to £100