Posted on 27 September, 2019 in Students

Student Success in NCSS Challenge

Student Success in NCSS Challenge

By teacher Darren Clayton

More than 17,000 students from around the world participated in the NCSS Challenge 2019. They competed for 5 weeks, learning to code by solving interesting and engaging problems.

The results of the competition have now been released, and 4 students from Darwin High School came in at the top of the leaderboard with Perfect Scores! They were Farok Al-Ibrahim, Olivia Anderson, Fin Beer and Aydar Zarifullin. All are year 10 students who entered the NCSS Challenge as part of Stage 1 Digital Technologies B this semester.

Computer science skills are critical, whether you want to cure cancer, solve global warming or unlock the secrets of the universe. It’s really good to see these students making a positive start at a young age, and we hope their successes may encourage other people to take up coding too!

The NCSS Challenge is a collaboration between Grok Learning, The University of Sydney and the Australian Computing Academy.

Dr. Nicky Ringland said that 

The future is built with code, and it’s wonderful to see so many students getting involved. The NCSS Challenge is a key force in transforming Australian students from tech consumers, in to tech creators.

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