Jack Hunt students take part in UK Beaver Computing Challenge



During this week over 1000 of our students have taken part in the Beaver Computing Competition during their ICT lessons.  This is a competition aimed at raising awareness of Computer Science in a fun and rewarding way.

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

Mr Rob Kent ICT Curriculum area leader said ‘The contest tests logic and computational skills through different types of fun and challenging problems. The questions are in the form of engaging puzzles that get gradually more difficult ensuring everyone gets something out of the contest’

Results will be available approximately one week after the challenge. They emphasise participation but also recognise top performing students.

There will be the following types of certificates available:

•Certificate of Participation

•Certificate of Distinction

•Best in School.

(All certificates will list the student's final score)

The names of top-scoring students among all those participating in the competition will be posted online.

For more information see the official website http://www.beaver-comp.org.uk/