Four Queen’s girls travelled to the historic Lancaster House in the heart of Westminster to pit their technological wits against girls from nine other schools from across the country at the national final on Monday.

The CyberFirst Girls competition was organised by the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ, and saw more than 8,000 young women aged 13-15 from across the UK enter in teams of three or four.

Imogen, Ellen, Katelyn and Pollyanna took part in a full-day of coding to unravel a fictional mystery that had seen the pretend Paddock Hill School website hacked.

They then presented their findings to a panel of industry champions featuring TalkTalk Chief Executive Dido Harding, TechUK President Jacqueline de Rojas, NCSC Director for Digital Government Alison Whitney and NCSC Director for Skills Chris Ensor.

The girls came fifth out of the ten teams on the day, which is a significant achievement. Well done to you all!

Post date: 31st March 2017