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Students place high in national competition

Malvern Editorial 1st May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MALVERN continues to lead the way in combatting online threats after a team of sixth-form students came runners up in a national security competition.

The team of cyber apprentices, from The Chase School, claimed second place in the national finals of the UK Cyber Centurion Competition at the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park.

Leah Wild, Bromlyn Cameron, Richard Birch, Fraser Savage, Cameron Wallis and Cameron Lewis were leading the eight-team battle for much of the event and despite falling short in the end, the students were interviewed by Sky News and will appear in a feature on cyber security on BBC Click.

Tom Dold, the group’s mentor, said: “Thousands of new jobs will be created in this new area of cyber security in the UK over the next ten years and this is a phenomenal achievement for the team.

“They really are the next generation of Malvern’s brilliant brains which will ultimately enable the UK to compete with the rest of the world in technology.”

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