They are working with STEM Learning and the National Cyber Security Centre to
encourage Somerset schools to set up STEM clubs and enter the CyberFirst Girls
Competition. CyberFirst Girls is an annual UK-wide competition which
provides a fun but challenging environment to encourage and inspire the next
generation of young women to consider computer science as an option, with a view
to a future career in cyber security. The competition is for Year 8
Through the Somerset Cyber Challenge, the STEM Ambassador Hub West England
will support Somerset schools to set up clubs, and will reward schools that
manage to successfully enter the CyberFirst Girls competition with cash prizes
for the club and teacher CPD.
They are launching The
Somerset Cyber Challenge at an event on Tuesday, 5th November 2019 at the
Albemarle Centre, Taunton from 4:30pm-6:30pm, to which you are cordially invited.
The event is open to any teacher, technician, teaching assistant or other
Somerset school staff member with an interest in encouraging young people to
actively engage with STEM.
The event is also open to anyone from industry with an interest in supporting
Somerset teachers to set up STEM clubs, or helping teams enter
the CyberFirst Girls competition.
To regsiter for the launch event, please visit https://somersetcyberlaunch.eventbrite.co.uk.