Last week a team of 6 GCSE Computer Science students and 3 Sixth Form Computer Science students travelled to Lockheed Martin’s HQ in Whitely, Hampshire. Our students competed in their annual Code Quest programming competition.
1,900 senior school and college students visited Lockheed Martin sites across the globe on April 27 to compete in the company’s Code Quest computer programming competition.
The annual event brings together teams of students to solve coding problems created by Lockheed Martin engineers and computer programmers. Students work in teams to compete on a laptop to solve problems using JAVA, Python, VB.net, C, and/or C++ programmes to complete the challenge.
This was an amazing collaborative experience for our students to challenge themselves in a competitive and fun environment. Head of Computer Science, Lyssa Badger said, “We are exceptionally pleased with all our students for working so well together and for rising to the challenge. It was a very tough competition. Bohunt Students are STEM leaders of the future, by competing in competitions we can demonstrate that our students are the next generation of code programmers. The opportunities these competitions present are useful for students as they enable our computer science students to network and eventually take their first steps into apprenticeships or employment”.
More information about Lockheed Martin’s Code Quest event can be found: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/codequest.html