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Gloucester children to benefit from groundbreaking cyber hub

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2018
Children in Gloucester will benefit from an innovative cyber environment in one of the NCSC's latest Cyber School Hubs.

News article: 15 October 2018

Last Friday, NCSC launched their new Cyber School Hubs initiative at Beaufort Co-Operative Academy in Gloucester.

School children will experience new ways of learning in an innovative cyber environment at one of the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) first Cyber School Hubs to engage the next generation cyber-skilled professionals.

The ground-breaking initiative at Beaufort Co-operative Academy, Gloucester, is equipped with cutting edge technology including 3D printers, virtual reality and an ethical hacking environment for students to develop their understanding of cyber security.

This facility is unique to Beaufort Co-operative Academy who will be at the forefront of improving Cyber and Computing education.

Through the new creative facility, the NCSC are looking to explore the concept of what an innovative space and the different ways of working that it supports has on the impact of Computing and Cyber education within a school.

The space will also be used by students not only from Beaufort Co-operative Academy, but also from feeder junior schools and other local secondary schools.

Computer Science teachers will be running joint after-school Cyber clubs to help motivate, inspire and engage more students, hoping to encourage them to select Computer Science at both GCSE and A-level.

The innovative facility will also be used to enable industry supporters to provide support for activities to both students and teachers to help educate on the opportunities that exist within the Cyber Security and Computing industry.

For more information, please read the full article on the NCSC's website.