This year, our ICT department have a host of events that will peak the interest of any tech-savvy individual.
Ranging from creating an animated film to robot wars, there is something for everyone.
Students in groups of four are asked to create a one minute animated film to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. Animations on the theme of keeping safe online can win prizes in a special eSafety category sponsored by BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT. Get creative! The competition has several categories for individuals or group entries and covers pupils aged 7-19.
Opens 18th September 2017 / Deadline March 23rd 2018
This will be the first time running the competition for the School. Groups of four students aged 12-18 will compete as a team in a series of online qualifying rounds on a series of challenges learning about networking, defence and cyber security.
The highest scoring teams will be invited to the final to compete live in London and potentially win prizes. Anyone who is interested (they do not have to be studying Computer Science) please get in contact with Caroline White before the deadline. They can be already in a team or individual or part of a team.
Register teams by 6th October 2017
This event ran last year with all our computing classes from Years 7-12 and envision to do the same this year. Last year there were some fantastic results, with several students making it to the second round. It is a computational thinking competition that is run during lesson time as the first round is online. Top students get invited to Oxford Uni for the final round of challenges.
6th - 17th November 2017
Hour of Code
This is an annual event and was developed in America to encourage students to participate in Computer Science. The Hour of Code takes place all over the world, and many influential people have taken part. Students follow a series of tutorials while learning about programming constructs.
4th - 10th December 2017
An annual event with Raspberry controlled robots that will compete in a range of competitions over two days to win points. The Schools’ after-school Pi club hopes to compete, but if you are interested please contact Caroline White.
For further information, or to sign up for any of the events listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org