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Duo reach national computer science finals

February 14th, 2020
Robin, aged 16, is presented with his elite finalist certificate by Eljakim Schrijvers.

Two students at Monmouth School for Boys reached the finals of a prestigious national computer science competition.

Robin and Kit had a memorable day in the finals of the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge at the University of Oxford.

Kit, 14, had reached the finals after competing against 22,722 students in the first round of the Seniors age group (14–16).

Sixteen-year-old Robin was among 7,085 students in the first stage of the Elite (16–18) section.

The first stage was held in school and students had to solve as many problems as possible in an allotted time.

Robin and Kit were among the highest achieving students in the first round nationally and presented with their certificates at a prize-giving ceremony at Hertford College, Oxford.

Kit received his certificate from Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford.

Eljakim Schrijvers, from the international Bebras organisation, made the presentation to Robin.

The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge is an annual problem-solving contest with questions inspired by topics in computer science.

It is supported by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and designed to get students excited about computing and computational thinking.

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