Will Lynas was a finalist in a computational thinking challenge at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford…again!
Talented student Will Lynas (10Otter) was invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford on Sunday 3 February 2019 as a finalist in a UK-wide competition – The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.
Reaching the final of the Seniors age group is an impressive achievement as 19,542 students entered the first round for the age group (14–16). Will was among the top 60 highest achieving students invited to the final round in his age group, and was presented with his finalist’s certificate at a prize-giving ceremony at Hertford College by Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy. Two years ago Will achieved similar success and was invited to the final round on Oxford when he was in Year 8.
The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, supported by Google, is designed to get students excited about computing and computational thinking. It is a problem-solving contest with questions inspired by topics in computer science. In the first round, held in their own schools, students have to try and solve as many problems as possible in the allotted time. There are six age categories. The highest scoring students from the four oldest age groups (Elite, Senior, Intermediate, and Junior) were then invited to the Department of Computer Science at Oxford for the finals over two weekends in February.
For more information about the competition, see bebras.uk
Mrs H Williams, Computer Science Teacher