Hayden Grattan (Y7) is the proud medal winner of this year’s British Computer Society’s Junior competition, which aims to cultivate young computing leaders.
The competition tasked entrants from schools across the UK with creating a resource to show how computers can help save the planet. Hayden jumped at the chance to enter the competition after hearing about it from Dr Wallace, our Director of Digital Learning, as it intrigued him. He cleverly combined his knowledge of computers and technical skills to create an eye-catching poster showing how computers can track surges and floodwaters, generate cheaper and more reliable energy, track water equality and collect and analyse information about our trees and forests.
Hayden explained that he enjoys the challenge that computing offers and even sets himself challenges outside of school to push him even further. He is also keeping his fingers crossed for a second computer science competition he entered, this time on cyberbullying.
Headmaster, Ian Silk, commented, “My congratulations to Hayden – what a great accolade! We are proud as a school to have a strong focus on digital learning and work hard to equip all our boys with key skills for life. We are equally proud to provide those with a passion in this area with the chance to fly.”