In their Computing classes this week and next pupils will take part in a national online competition organised by BEBRAS, Raspberry Pi and the University of Oxford.
What is the Bebras Challenge?
It is a competition aimed at raising awareness of Computer Science in a fun and rewarding way. The competition involves solving problems using computational thinking skills.
What does computational thinking involve?
Computational thinking involves using a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs and apps. Examples of these techniques would include the ability to break down complex tasks into simpler components, algorithm design, pattern recognition, pattern generalisation and abstraction. You can learn more here: google.com/edu/computational-thinking/what-is-ct.html
Anyone who is working from home due to illness etc can still join in – email Mr McCrow for your username and password.