Cyber Treasure Hunt Final

On Monday 11th March, eleven of our S2 girls attended the final of a national Cyber Treasure Hunt competition at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.  The girls had taken part in the qualifying rounds over a number of months as part of their ICT class.  They worked in teams to complete puzzles that were released every week and earned their invitation to the grand final!

It was a fantastic event, created to inspire and support school girls into the technology sector and was run as part of this year’s Women in Data Science Festival.  Throughout the day, our pupils took part in a number of challenges.  They completed mathematical puzzles, cracked ciphers, solved cyber security problems and programmed tiny computers.  Additionally, they heard talks from some inspirational females working in the technology industry.  A great day was had by all!

Although we didn’t quite make the prize podium, we are so proud of the dedication and effort displayed by our S2s!  Well done to Erin Goodman, Ella Jane Hamilton, Emma Sharpe, Holly Carr, Katie Carline, Olivia Bennewith, Ellie Cooper, Melissa Hamiltion, Kirstie Lyall, Antonia Paterson, Chloe Newlands and Ashleigh Kelly!

Scottish Schools Climbing Competition

Greenfaulds High School entered their very first team into the Scottish Schools Climbing Competition. Greenfaulds High School pupils were the only North Lanarkshire pupils in the competition.  Participants were ranked in accordance to age and gender. The results are as follows, and are Scotland wide. We hope to compete again in the future. Well done to our budding climbers!

David Love – 16th

Andrew Carus – 23rd

Aaron Ashcroft – 30th

Viktoria Bailey – 31st

Aimee McCarroll – 33rd

Cole Hamilton – 35th

William McMurtrie – 39th