FOURTEEN pupils at Lyndon School in Solihull were in the top 10 per cent of national results for the recent Bebras Computing Challenge, designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.
Promoted by Oxford University, the challenge runs across 50 countries and tests the computational and logical abilities of participants.
Lyndon pupils competed against 360,000 students in the Bebras Challenge in November last year, and have been invited to participate in the Oxford University Computing Challenge scheduled to take place this month.
Learners worked to solve complex problems, puzzles and non-verbal reasoning exercises.
Isobel, a year 8 pupil at Lyndon School and participant in the Bebras Computing Challenge, said: “The tasks were very challenging. We had put in hard practice with the support of the computing teachers. I am very proud to have done so well nationally against so many other learners.”
Abid Butt, principal at Lyndon School, part of Summit Learning Trust, said: “I am delighted that learners at Lyndon School have demonstrated that they have some of the best computing minds in the country.
“Their performance demonstrates that our knowledge rich, inclusive and ambitious curriculum is preparing them to compete against the very best of Great Britain.”