Highest congratulations to Alex in S1 who has achieved a perfect score in the Bebras Challenge earlier this term. In a first for a Birkdale student, Alex obtained a maximum possible score by completing 6 easy, 6 medium and 6 hard computational thinking tasks as part of an online test. His score puts him in the top 0.1% of juniors who took part. His unbeatable score was joined by another strong performance for all Birkdale students who took part: of the 143 students who competed, 94 achieved a Distinction (putting them in the top 25% of results nationally) and Matthew in L6 managed to retain his ‘best in the county’ crown for another year. In addition to Bebras success, 33 students who scored in the top 10% nationally have secured a Gold Certificate, which earns them an invite to take part in the prestigious Oxford Computing Challenge at Easter. We will be exploring some training for the OCC in Code Club which meets on Thursday lunchtimes.