On Saturday 7th December, Year 8-9 students and their parents are invited to a half-day cyber session in central Manchester. This event has been designed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ. CyberFirst comes to Manchester for the first time in partnership with BAE Systems and Manchester Digital.
CyberFirst will provide a fun opportunity for families to learn about the importance of computer science and how cyber technology will shape the future and the variety of careers available in this area. The activities will help parents and students choose their subjects at GCSE, and we hope it will inspire more young people to continue with computing and other STEM subjects in KS4.
The day consists of 2 sessions, with Year 8s in the morning and Year 9 is in the afternoon. Please register below.
CyberFirst Trailblazers, Year 8 (09:00am - 12:20pm) Register: bit.ly/cyberfirstY8
Go Create – Learn the basics of how to customise a website and generate enthusiasm to contribute to the World Wide Web.
Digital Detective – Use digital forensics to identify the first person who has contracted a disease and learn how open source intelligence can lead to finding out more information about this person.
Creative Computing – Look into how creative design, arts and technology work together. Take a closer view on how the media industry and advertising combine these elements while having the chance in teams to create your own advert sequence using stop motion.
CyberFirst Adventurers, Year 9 (1:15pm- 5:00pm) Register: bit.ly/cyberfirstY9
The Data Games – Understand and use big data to create the perfect team using a set of sports results, compare with others and learn the interpretation of data.
Crack the Code – Against the clock you will work within teams to unlock various devices, during this you will get a taste of cryptography, language analysis and understand some cyber security terms. But don’t be distracted as the timer won’t stop until you Crack the Code.
Engineering – 3D printers have started to revolutionise the engineering industry, have a look into how technology and engineering fit together and move into the future in partnership. Have the chance to create your very own model using 3D design software.
Watch the video to find out more about the day!