This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Communication Officer, Sandy Dhaliwal, for the attention of Secondary Schools.
Over the past two years, 12,500 girls in schools across the UK have participated in our annual competition of problem-solving and code cracking challenges to crown the UK’s most cyber-capable young women.
The competition is FREE to enter and open to girls in Year 8. Teachers, of any subject, can get involved and enter a team of girls. No prior specialist IT knowledge is required.
Schools may enter as many teams as they wish. The competition’s grand final will be taking place in Edinburgh on 24-25 March 2019. CyberFirst will cover the cost of transport, accommodation and lunch/dinner for the finalists.
The winners will receive £1,000 towards school computing equipment and other individual prizes too. The competition is free to enter. To register: https://www.cyberfirst.ncsc.gov.uk/girlscompetition/