We were delighted to win the Cyber Discovery prize draw where the ICT and Computing Department won £500 to run further enrichment opportunities with students.
This is the second year that the school has entered the Cyber Discovery challenge offered by HM Government. It is a great initiative to get students engaged with the growing and important field of Cyber Security and we have had students from Years 10 to 12 enter. Many of our students have made it through to the next level on this national challenge.
Cardinal Newman has also entered a Year 8 all girl team in the CyberFirst girls competition to encourage more of our female students to consider Computer Science and Cyber Security as a potential career.
Bailey, Year 11 student, said: “I have really enjoyed exploring the hidden messages. It can be quite frustrating at times but it is so satisfying when you find the answer. I would love to work in Forensic Science in the future.”
Benjamin, Year 11 student, said: “It’s really good fun! I’ve found it an interesting challenge that really gets you thinking. I would love to do Computer Science or Computer Programming in the future as I really love this area.”
Hayley Hall, Subject Leader ICT/Computing, said: “It has been great to see our students get involved and work out the challenges. They have really enjoyed being part of Cyber Discovery and we are delighted that so many of them have made it through to the next level. We are also very happy to have won a prize so that we can invest further in this area and support our students.”