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A triumph in Computational Thinking by Year 6 student

Published on 26/03/18

Success for Dame B's pupil Lola in the Oxford Computation Thinking Challenge.

A huge well done to Lola, in Year 6, on her latest computational accomplishments. Lola made it through to the Oxford Computation Thinking Challenge after securing her place by finishing in the top 10% of the country when she completed the BEBRAS challenge earlier in the year.  Lola took part in her latest brain busting pursuit as part of small cohort of children across all schools in the county who also made it through to this stage in the Junior category.  The Juniors are made up of children in Years 6 and 7 so Lola was competing as one of the youngest members of this age group. 

The challenge is designed to explore the childrens’ innate ability to problem solve, and with some experience in a variety of programming methods the children have to solve a number of unseen challenges designed to identify the very best ability in the country. 

We are very proud of Lola’s achievements, who finished the Oxford Computation Challenge in the top 20% of Juniors in the country.  Narrowly missing out on a place at the final stage, but with another year to practise her programming skills and hone her impressive thinking skills, she is poised for future success.

We had a number of children who also performed very well in the initial BEBRAS stage, but were competing in younger age groups that do not have a next round.  We hope to be able to share more positive success stories on the topic of computational thinking in the future!