Computing pupils have success in Alan Turing Cryptography Competition

Dylan Drew (11King), Adam Slater (11Andrewes), Max Burgess (11Otter), and Harry Drew (11Otter) formed a team to compete in the Alan Turing Cryptography Competition, and Will Lynas (8Otter) did exceptionally well competing by himself. They received certificates as both “teams” completed all six chapters.

The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is aimed at secondary school children up to Year 11 and is organised by the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. This year the competition followed the story of two young cipher sleuths, Mike and Ellie, as they get caught up in a cryptographic adventure The Tale of the Mediæval Manuscript. Every week or two a new chapter of the story was released, each with a fiendish code to crack. Points were earned by cracking each code.

If this is something you are interested in, see Mrs Williams before December 2017 as Mike and Ellie will return for a new adventure next year!

Mrs H Williams, Teacher of Computer Science

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