Year 9 girls commended in GCHQ Cyber Challenge


Well done to our Year 9 girls who took part earlier this year in a nationwide Cyber Security competition organised by GCHQ.

The competition aimed to encourage more female students in to the ICT sector and enabled more than 3500 girls from all over Wales, England, Scotland and N. Ireland to partake in a series of challenges designed to develop their ethical hacking and cyber security skills. Four teams of Dominican girls took part and they were mentored by Miss Moody, Mrs Heaney and Ms McGowan. Mr McDaid, Head of ICT, helped co-ordinate the teams and develop their ICT and problem solving skills.

Speaking at today’s Junior Assembly Mr McDaid expressed how proud he was of the girls and all that they had achieved as a result of their participation in such a prestigious competition. He described how, “It was one of the hardest things I have been involved in within ICT and the girls were a wonderful credit to the school”. He also encouraged this year’s Year 8 pupils to take part next year

Our Head Girl, Abbie McIntyre, herself an ICT student, awarded the certificates at today’s assembly to the following pupils:

           Dani Fox
           Anna Bradley
           Jessica Donaghy
           Amber Beggs
           Clare Campbell
           Lucy Kane
           Olivia Gaile
           Paige Kerr
           Zara Pollock

Well done girls!