Students take part in final of national cyber challenge

May 11 2021
Students take part in final of national cyber challenge

Codebreaking girls at Blessed Edward Catholic College made it through to the final of a cyber security competition.

The quartet were entered into the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) contest by their teacher, Sabrina Ford.

She said: “The girls have been super determined and have committed a significant amount of their time to completing this challenge – we’re very proud of them.”

The competition started with 6,500 girls from 600 UK schools across the UK entering.

In the semi-finals the Blessed Edward team of Marina, Cailan, Jasmin and Aeryn completed cyber security puzzles covering cryptography, logic, programming and networking.

The final saw the girls completing more cyber security tasks using the skills they had developed throughout the competition.

Each team would get a drop crate, containing tech equipment and physical changes, to help them.

The school’s  headmaster, Greg McClarey, said he was “very proud of the girls and their achievements, which showcase the excellence of our computing department here at Blessed Edward’s.”

The codebreaking team at Blessed Edward Catholic College