2022-07-07 BCS Bedford School Challenge Awards 2022

Cranfiedl University BCS Bedford Branch Computing at School

BCS (Bedford Branch) Cyber Challenge

Prize Presentation

50 students, teachers and parents attended the 2022 Cyber Challenge competition prize presentation at the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre at Cranfield University on 7 July 2022.

Presentation

Since 2013, the BCS Bedford Branch has been running a competition to cultivate young computing leaders. The competition is open to all Year 5 to Year 10 students from schools in the areas of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough, Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire. 160 entries were received from schools in the areas of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough, Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire. The judges were looking for:

  • Creativity
  • Selection use, combination and presentation of images and text
  • The appropriate choice and use of programming instructions and should include Custom blocks, Loops and Variables
  • The clarity of the finished presentation in demonstrating improved learning outcomes

The submission quality is very high, and the judging panel had to make difficult choices.

Selected quality entries were shown off to inspire the future computing leaders. Jayla from Mark Rutherford shared how she has gained from her competition experience and looking forward to starting her computing career in a game development company.

The award winners are:

Year First Second Third
Year 5 Emilia and Amy
Heatherton Prep School
Avni & Daisy
Hills Academy
Seb
Hills Academy
Year 6 Josh F, Issy M,
Franklin Leighton Middle School
Greta
High Ash CE School
Alfie
Hills Academy
Year 7 Ava P, Naomi O, Sarah J & Rabiya R
Watling Academy
Mia J & Zaina S
Watling Academy
Isha & Ope
Watling Academy
Year 8 Camila, Lara & Sophie
Watling Academy
Ayaan W & Hakan D
Watling Academy
Jenisha, Kiera, Sian & Evelyn
Watling Academy
Year 9 Harry
Bedford School
Alex
Mark Rutherford
Year 10 Harrison
Mark Rutherford
Octavia
Mark Rutherford

After the prizes were presented, the visitors toured the Cranfield 737 Ground Demonstrator and the Digital MRO Laboratory.

Winners at 737 demonstrator

The Bedford Branch committee congratulates the students, their teachers and parents who supported them. We look forward to seeing them again at the 2023 competition.

Dr Ip-Shing Fan, chair of the BCS Bedford Branch said: “There’s a huge computing skills shortage in the UK and this competition aims to inspire young people to think about careers in IT, by developing their skills. We work with the teachers support networks to improve the computing learning experience in our local schools.”


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