Potters Bar pupils among country’s best in Bebras Challenge.

Lochinver House School Year 7 student Robin Gilbert placed among the best in the country in the Bebr

Lochinver House School Year 7 student Robin Gilbert placed among the best in the country in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge and has progressed to the second stage at Oxford University. - Credit: Archant

One of the country’s brightest young computational thinkers attends a Potters Bar school.

Lochinver House Year 7 pupil Robin Gilbert placed among the best in the recent UK Bebras Challenge and progressed to the second stage, which will be held in the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University in February,

Robin will have the chance to experience lectures, explore an Oxford college and attend a special awards ceremony.

He was not the only Lochinver House student who excelled in the Bebras Challenge, with 14 boys in Years 6 and 7 at the school achieving in the top 10 per cent of the 201,000 participants.

They have been invited to enter the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge next March.

Sponsored by Oxford College, the Bebras Challenge is an international initiative that aims to promote informatics among school students.

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