This national competition introduced computational thinking to students and it organized in over 40 countries worldwide to get students all over the world excited about computing. It requires competitors to solve puzzles in timed conditions and although they emphasize participation, they also recognize the top performing students.
Whilst the puzzles are ostensibly about cartoon beavers, ice cream and real life situations, they are based on classic computer science challenges.
Flora S achieved the highest score in the school with a superb 173 points which also puts her in the top 2% of competitors nationally. Congratulations also go to Pippa K, William R, Annabelle P, Arthur L, Jack H, Lara J, Joe W, Eliza M and Skye C whose high scores make them eligible, along with Flora, to enter the more challenging Oxford Computing Competition next year.
Curious about the sort of question they were asked, take a look at this puzzler…