We are pleased to announce the results of the UK Bebras Computing Challenge which students from across the school recently took part in. 

The Bebras Computing Challenge is an international competition and is organised in over 50 countries by Oxford University, aimed at introducing computational thinking and getting students excited about computing.  

A total of 373 students from all year groups competed, answering questions that focused on computational and logical thinking skills. 

This year, an incredible 97 students achieved scores in the top 10% nationally and received a Gold Award. They will now progress into the second round of the competition, which takes place in school, for the Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC) in January 2023. As well as the 97 Distinction/Gold Awards, 84 students received Merit Awards and the remaining 192 received Participation Awards. 

In addition, there was an exceptional performance from Fifth Year student Simeon Wren who achieved a maximum score of 200 points and has been awarded the Best in School prize.   

Congratulations to all students who placed top in their age category for the Best in School Awards: 

  • 1st Place: Seniors (14-16 age) category – Fifth Year Simeon Wren 200/200 (100%) 
  • 2nd Place: Intermediates (12-14 age) category – Third Year Joe Mestecky 191/200 
  • 3rd Place: Juniors (10-12 age) category – JBug Jamie Hanley with 188/200 
  • 4th Place: Elite (16-18 age) category – Lower Sixth Nicholas Hadingham 141/200 

Mr El Moudden, Teacher of Computer Science, says, “The UK Bebras Challenge is a great way for our students to demonstrate their computational thinking skills. They enjoy the various challenges, which helps boost their resilience, problem-solving, and time management skills.  

“This year, over 330,000 students from around the world took part and, in true Trinity fashion, we saw our exceptional computer scientists take their learning beyond the classroom yet again. We are proud of all 373 who participated this year and in particular, the exceptional performances from Simeon, Joe, Jamie, and Nicholas who won the Best in School Awards for their respective age categories. 

“We’re excited to see how all our champions get on in the 2023 Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC) in January!” 

Round 2 of the competition will take place in school between 16-20 January 2023. 

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