Clevedon pupils compete to crack codes
- Credit: Contributed
Clevedon School students have been performing impressively in a national code-breaking competition.
The school is currently in the top 78 out of 1,113 teams from across the UK taking part in the annual Alan Turing Cryptography Competition.
The contest sees the students solve online puzzles using their maths skills with each new chapter along the way accompanied by a story.
Teams study the techniques for sending secure communication with the competition heavily based on mathematical theories, algorithms and computer science.
Despite the school’s already lofty position, sights are being set even higher.
You may also want to watch:
Assistant maths co-ordinator Deb Griffiths said: “Our students are doing amazingly and are cracking multiple codes regularly.
“These challenges demonstrate the high and wide ranging abilities of our students.
- 1 Decision on Portishead Station delayed until next year
- 2 Responses to Portishead Lake Grounds consultation published
- 3 Halloween 2021: What Halloween events are taking place in North Somerset?
- 4 North Somerset Covid case rate at its highest
- 5 Primary school wins a second award for its focus on pupils’ mental wellbeing
- 6 Christmas messages to honour loved ones with Portishead Tree of Light
- 7 Claim for judicial review delays school expansion for vulnerable children
- 8 Ashton & Backwell United bow out of Buildbase FA Vase after Bemerton Heath Harlequins defeat
- 9 Clevedon Marine Lake to be drained
- 10 Beautiful Edwardian villa near Clevedon's seafront
“We are hoping to finish in the top 50 in the UK.”