Colyton students' computer contest success

PUBLISHED: 07:01 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:23 06 June 2018

Simon Mould receives his award from  Spencer Kelly and Ananth Krishnan. Picture SUBMITTED

Simon Mould receives his award from Spencer Kelly and Ananth Krishnan. Picture SUBMITTED

Andrew H Williams 2018

Grammar school pair do well at the finals of the Oxford Computer Challenge

An Axminster teenager has won the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge.

Following his success in the prestigious competition, Simon Mould, aged 14, was invited to the TCS Big Innovation Forum in London, where he met with leading figures from industry and academia, as well as receiving his certificate and prize.

Simon was one of two Colyton Grammar School students to reach the finals.

He and Joe Devine, aged 16, were amongst the top 23 students in the country to be selected to take part in the final after taking part in the first round of the competition.

Joe, who comes from Bridport, in West Dorset, also did very well in the competition, achieving one of the highest scores.

As well as their certificates Simon and Joe will also receive a mentoring prize.

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