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Girls impress judges in national final of cyber security contest

TEENAGE cyber sleuths who travelled to London from all over the country have been praised for their security skills after impressing judges with their code-cracking abilities at a UK final.

CyberFirst girls competition

37 girls representing 10 teams came to the historic Lancaster House in the heart of Westminster to pit their technological wits against girls from other schools from across the country at the national final on Monday 27 March.

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 online heats in teams of three or four. The contest was created to raise more awareness of careers in cyber security amongst girls, because only 10% of the global workforce is female.

The finalists came from;

The Queen’s School - Imogen, Ellen, Katelyn and Polyanna

Hampstead, Greater London
Henrietta Barnett School - Jess, Beth, Maddie, Miranda

Lancaster Girls Grammar School - Emily, Evie and Lauren

George Heriot’s School - Grace, Heather, Kate and Ciara

Kingston, Surrey
Tiffin Girls School - Bronte, Katie and Cordelia

Oxford High School - Becky, Alice and Elizaveta

Kings of Wessex School - Sarah, Amelia, Jennifer and Tilly

South Wilts Grammar School - Amy, Holly, Megan and Sophia

Pershore High School - Lucy, Milly, Ella and Alice

Hanley Castle High School - Emily, Alex, Libby and Hannah

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