2021-03-10 BCS Bedford School Challenge 2021 Launch

Launch meeting to invite Year 5 to 10 teachers, students and parents to participate in the Cyber Challenge 2021 competition

About this Event

Date And Time Wed, 10 March 2021 at 16:30 – 17:30 GMT
Location Online Event
Registration https://10032021bedford.eventbrite.co.uk

Synopsis

Schools are invited to introduce the competition to students in Year 5 to Year 10.

Since 2013, the BCS Bedford Branch has been running a competition to cultivate young computing leaders. Participating in the Cyber Challenge is a positive way to fulfil STEM Gatsby benchmarks like linking curriculum learning to careers, encounters with employers and employees, encounters with further and higher education.

The competition is open to all schools in the areas of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough, Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire.

This is an excellent activity for code clubs and Computing projects, suitable for students in Maths and Computing classes.

This is an unique opportunity to build up STEM whether students are studying in school or working from home.

You will learn about the competition and how to participate. Previous participants will share their experience.

Agenda

16:15 Sign in - Welcome - Networking
16:30 Introduction to the competition
17:00 Q & A and Networking
17:30 Close

Speakers

Dr Ip-Shing Fan

Dr Ip-Shing Fan is the chair of the BCS Bedford Branch. 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. The Bedford Branch organise the local area professional activities. The Branch Committee has been working closely with the police cyber units and the schools in the local areas. Fan is a Senior Lecturer in Cranfield University.

Jackie Samosa

Jackie Samosa is the Community Leader of CAS Bedford. CAS is a grassroots community of people passionate about Computing and working together to support teachers and ensure every child has a world leading computing education. Jackie is an Assistant Headteacher at Mark Rutherford School.

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is the Cyber Security Advisor of Bedfordshire Police. He works closely with schools to educate young people about keeping safe online.


This webinar brought to you by:
BCS Bedford Branch
https://beds.bcs.org/


BCS, The Chartered Institute For IT

Organiser of Cyber Challenge 2021 Launch Meeting - BCS Bedford

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