Calling all Year 8 girls who love puzzles!

Stretching your mind? Thinking outside the box? Then if you're a Year 8 girl you'll just love the CyberFirst Girls' Competition run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)! And you don't have to be a budding computer geek.

The competition, running for the third year, is open for just one week starting on Monday (21st Jan). If you're interested, see Miss Ellis as soon as you can so as to get registered. You can work on it at home or in school, and Mr Le Riche, a retired cybersecurity consultant, will be available to give you tips and to help you bend your mind around fascinating new ideas in cybersecurity. The last two years' teams were wowed by it!

Congratulations to Oliver Ferrier (Yr11) and George Grainger (Yr10) who both did brilliantly in the Assess stage of the NCSC's CyberDiscovery programme and have been invited to enter the next level. Over the coming weeks in the Game stage they will be battling criminal gangs and dissecting their digital trails, honing their coding skills in order to neutralise attacks, and tackling forensic cases from across the globe!