Over the summer holidays Will Lynas (11Otter) joined other top-performing students and attended a residential camp in London, where he met industry experts and took part in top-class training, one aim being to accelerate their entry into the cyber security profession.
Will said "I really enjoyed the three days I spent at Westminster University doing cyber security as part of an "Elite Camp". It was great to meet other people who shared my interest in ethical hacking and talk to people in the industry."
There is a video about the Cyber Discovery programme featuring the Elite camps - Will can be spotted in the video at 5 mins 51s.
Will started out on his Cyber Discover journey along with other GCSE and A Level students at Bishop Luffa in autumn 2019. He was selected for the Elite Camp after completing successfully four previous stages. Cyber Discovery is a HM Government-funded, extracurricular programme for UK students aged 13-18. In the 2020 competition the lower age limit has been reduced and we are now running a successful lunch time club for students 13 years or older where Will attends and helps the younger students.
There are four stages to take part in which get more difficult as they grow their skills. Alongside the other programme stages, the students can battle against their peers in ‘Capture the Flag’ competitions in CyberStart Compete.
Mrs Helen Williams, Head of Computer Science