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Student selected for Cyber security Residential

Year 11 student, Jess Christensen has been selected to participate in a Cyber Security Residential.

Jess has been chosen to experience 5 days of cyber security training at the University of Lancaster. The session will take place in July and is held by GCHQ (the government cyber security service) experts.

Jess recently participated in the CyberFirst Girls Only competition that the school took part in. She was introduced to the field and impressed with her ability to solve the “Expert” challenges that were designed to test real cyber security experts. Due to her success, computer science teacher, Arron Gourlay suggested that she applied for the residency. 

Mr Gourlay said 'Jess showed great skill and resilience throughout the competition, as well as showing excellent leadership and teamwork. 

‘She has always shown exceptional aptitude for computer science since the moment she arrived at CTS. She encompasses our technical ethos and really is one of our technical stars. 

‘I’m really pleased she has the chance to further explore this topic. Jess will be studying computer science at A-Level and this will be an excellent experience into the more advanced skills that she will need for the course.’