Computer Science pupils are currently participating in the 2018 Bebras challenge which runs from Monday 5th to Friday 16th November 2018. This is the 5th year that Bishop Luffa has taken part in the international competition, which spans 40 countries, and is open to all students aged 6-18. It promotes the importance of computational thinking and problem solving skills in a wider world context.
“It felt good when you know you’ve got the answer right!” said Thomas Bissatt (9Burrows)
“I enjoyed the Bebras competition because it is different from what we normally do, it helps you think more logically in different situations and I think it will help my programming.” Milly Odin (11Wilson)
Adam Slater (13Andrewes) explained, “It's a fun challenge with questions ranging from gift-giving friends to coin-flipping lottery-winning beavers. Each question gave an interesting puzzle where we had to logically find our way to a solution. I really enjoyed working through the problems and there is no better feeling than arriving at an answer you can be sure is right!”
Helen Williams (Computer Science Teacher) reinforced the importance of exposure to these types of events. “The Bebras challenge develops student resilience, the ability to think creatively and encourages the application of knowledge from across a variety of subject areas. These are skills which will serve our students well when applying for university places or standing out to potential employers at interview in the future.”
Top achieving students from across the UK will be invited to take part in a final round and celebration event in early 2019. Good luck to all pupils.
Parents are invited to attempt a selection of problems from previous year’s challenges here.