School teams of four Year 8 pupils were invited to take part in our inaugural computer coding competition, sponsored and run by the Rotary Club of Cambridge and the Department of Computer Science and Technology of the University of Cambridge. It was held at the University Computer Lab on the West Cambridge site on Tuesday 22 March 2022.
11 teams from state and private schools competed to write computer code solutions to a number of problems and were judged on their neatness, ingenuity, speed and team-working. The event was suitable for those with all levels of experience in Python coding, including none.
The winning team was from St Faith's School. They received the inaugural Francis Hookham Trophy
Francis Hookham, who died in March 2020, was our club's longest-serving member and had a lifelong interest in technology, especially computers. The trophy is named in his memory
The University has sadly decided to follow a different path to involve schools in coding activities in future, so our competition will not be repeated in 2023 as we had hoped
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