Beaufort Cyber Hub School
NSCS Cyber Schools Hub, Female Aspirational Programme
University of South Wales Cyber Academy
On the 1st of May 2019 Beaufort students were invited to the University of South Wales, to an all-female aspirational programme at the Cyber Academy. During the visit students were involved in workshops that extended their understanding of Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, Forensic Science and Cryptography.
“last summer we met Dr Jessica Barker who inspired me to find out more about a career in Cyber”.
The girls took part in a carousel of events throughout the day.
The first workshop was on a capture the flag type activity using command line interface through a virtual interface to find a hidden Pokémon from a Pokédex.
Workshop 2 was on cryptographic clues to unlock a puzzle and release prizes.
Workshop 3 involved students getting dressed up in white investigation kits, complete with blue shoe covers and gloves.
Students worked in teams and worked through a complete digital crime scene scenario collecting evidence.
All the students on this trip were a credit to Beaufort school. They joined, enthusiastically working in teams and articulating results, they brought fun and laughter to the event.
“This trip has made me think about my future, would love to go to university and study cyber”.
“All companies need to be concerned about their cyber security, this is the career I would like to have in the future”,
“I didn’t realise that university was like this”.
“We need to be learning about this more at school so we are prepared for a digital future”.
“I don’t understand why more girls don’t take computer science its what I want to do for GCSE”.
… then we graduated! A truly fantastic day that you so much to the university and NCSC for making this possible!
15th May say year 7 student’s take part in Raytheon’s junior cyber day.
Raytheon invited students who have shown a real interest in studying Computer Science for GCSE, to an aspirational programme at the Cyber Academy. During the visit the students from the Gloucestershire were be involved in workshops that extend understanding of Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, Forensic Science and Cryptography.
Students enjoyed programing the cube light box.
Students broke codes and cyphers, using cryptography.
Students got to program solutions to problems using the Turin Tumble.
The fantastic team participated with other girls from Crypt, Kings and Cheltenham College at Gloucester Rugby Grounds hospitality suite hosted by Raytheon.