Scoil Eoin Pupil Wins Overall Award In National Competition

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Kai Seino from Scoil Eoin, Tralee, won first place in the 8-10 age group category and took home the prize for overall competition winner in the Berbers 2018 Competition.

A PUPIL from Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, is celebrating after winning the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge Final.

Kai Seino achieved the overall highest score in the competition which took place last Saturday, April 21 in NUI Maynooth.

The talented student from the Tralee school won first place in the 8-10 age group category and took home the prize for overall competition winner.

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The competition aims to identify and encourage students who have a talent in the area of computational thinking.

The finals were an island-wide event; with over 102 students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland qualifying.

Bebras is a problem-solving challenge with questions in the form of engaging puzzles.  It is divided into five age categories from 8-10 years to 16-18 years of age.

Each participant has 45 minutes to answer up to 16 multiple-choice questions that focus on computational and logical thinking.

Last year 2.1 million children took part in the competition. It is notable for being the most gender-neutral worldwide computer science-related competition.

In Ireland, the Bebras Challenge is organised by the ICS Foundation, the social enterprise arm of the Irish Computer Society. The attendees who qualified and attended the final were 60% male to 40% female.

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