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05/06/20

In Year 10-13 and want some virtual work experience? Sign up for the Speakers for Schools 'Experience Programme' today at https://t.co/Yv7pRaMbDu. Contact Mr Allison for more details. https://t.co/q4Bkhvh9Oq

04/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 https://t.co/BcTJfp1ysF

03/06/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

Need some help getting started with that comic or graphic novel? (=^.^=) Tune in to our Festival of Words channel today at 4pm when Nigel from shares tips on story-boarding Set yourself a reminder here -> https://t.co/n69P3NuUof https://t.co/9HWvaak13o https://t.co/Ft6XcCo5LD

03/06/20

See how our classrooms have changed to support . We're really looking forward to seeing our Year 10 and 12 boys again from June 15th. Find out about more our changes at https://t.co/vjczB8NERO https://t.co/8KzVykFVKZ

03/06/20

School reopens to Year 10 on Mon 15th June, and we've made lots of changes to keep our boys and staff safe through . We can't wait to see our Year 10 boys again! Find our how we've adapted our classrooms, corridors and canteen at https://t.co/vjczB8NERO. https://t.co/ozUoVTHo20

01/06/20

Ali hits Mr Miller for six in the playground today. https://t.co/nEH7rxVtGc

01/06/20

Mr May and Mr Miller leading a workout in school today. Keep up! https://t.co/wkwXNKdQxF

01/06/20

We've made a short video assembly, including live prize draws, to celebrate the amount of work, effort and support that our school community is giving each other during this difficult time. Hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/wmgtPhU8bf

01/06/20

This week's reading competition... design a book cover. Think of one of your favourite books and redesign the cover. How will you tempt other readers to discover the book? Win a FREE book of your choice delivered to your door. Find out more https://t.co/ZmO4qg6Lvq

01/06/20

Ryan, Year 8, has made this Word Search using the titles of the books. Check out Ryan's word search at https://t.co/ZeUIFh0BAs. And congrats to Ryan for winning last week's reading competition! https://t.co/9QiJ8gmi2h

27/05/20

J K Rowling has surprised everyone by announcing a new book which she is publishing chapter by chapter on a new website. Completely different to Harry Potter. https://t.co/kVMtgzTiKX

26/05/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

***COMPETITION*** Aged 11-17? If you want to be a voice of hope during these challenging times why not get creative and use your imagination to create a short yet powerful piece. Enter our and have the chance to win a prize! https://t.co/WwFvtWiOXp

26/05/20

Konnie Huq's writing tips, as part of Festival of Words. Online today from 2pm https://t.co/6gg36RuGmu

26/05/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin! The Southwark Festival of Words is back, with a host of talented writers, storytellers and artists ready to capture your imagination. It’s all premiering on YouTube from 26 May. Find out more at https://t.co/9HWvaaBBUW https://t.co/Nlqu9sGGiQ

25/05/20

Enter our Virtual Performing Arts Showcase. Think you've got a performance worth sharing?! Enter by 7th June. https://t.co/P5NSZwNGJO https://t.co/9SAk7DQJbQ

25/05/20

To our boys who are fans of David Walliams... Chichester Theatre's production of Walliams' 'The Midnight Gang' is available to view for free until 29 May https://t.co/tLfq9K2ALA

21/05/20

Daniel in Year 10 has written some reflections on our times, which we wanted to share with you. "The world is in a dire state right now. It may seem like there is no way out, but that is not true." Read Daniel's article in full https://t.co/UCyNgsQimt

20/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Garrard

Bitesize has suggested 7 simple ways we can all show for Mental Health Awareness Week. https://t.co/A9etSrRMOd

20/05/20

Get involved with breaking a Guinness World Record! Author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, wants you to take part in the world's biggest online lesson ever. Thursday 21 May 4-4:30pm. Register today! https://t.co/yI6O6Yh83h

20/05/20

More pictures from our teachers' this week. We've been making cakes with the theme of lockdown. Some cracking cakes - tasty! See all the entries at https://t.co/qr9heJzVr9 https://t.co/dcjRZZ1K2W

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Posted on June 27th 2019

Cyber Crime Careers Trip to Metropolitan Police

Our Computer and ICT Department recently organised a careers trip for our boys to the Metropolitan Police Cyber Unit, where they learned about cyber crime and how the police combat this type of crime, and also use cyber skills themselves in their police work.

The day was a fascinating insight into the many career opportunities in the world of computing and cyber skills.

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What students said…

“It was really cool listening to the police talk about the real world of hackers and how they deal with them.” Ahmed, Year 9

“It was really fun because we go to learn something new and find out information about future careers.” Mohi, Year 9

“I got the chance to learn about something I have not before and overall it was a fun day, I really enjoyed doing the Lego set which was like a solving real cybercrime issue.” Mohamed,  Year 9

“Such a good experience for my current course. Practising how cyber specialists deal with real life situations was really fascinating.” Chernor, Year 9

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Daniel, Year 9, reports...

Daniel Scott, Year 9, has written a great write-up about the day. Thanks, Daniel!

Everyone was excited. We left the school in high spirits around 11:50. We journeyed to the nearest bus stop and boarded a bus. We made it to Vauxhall by around 12:30 and with plenty of time to spare we entered the police station and collected our lanyards before marching through the station to what looked like a conference room.

We were greeted by two police officers, one a constable and another a detective. The constable talked a bit to us about cyber crime and what that covers. He talked to us about the dangers of cyber crime but also about some of the careers that revolve around some form of computing or cyber skills. He also explained the different types of cyber criminals from expert hackers to ‘script kiddies’ who simply utilise pre-fabricated malware to deal damage.

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How police user cyber skills

The detective talked to us about the ways the police utilise cyber skills and he talked about the ways people could get into healthy, legal cyber activities and potentially create an amazing career for free. He also talked to us about the way the police and other companies prevent people, usually kids, getting in trouble with the law and instead help them use their amazing skills for good instead of for crime.

After that we had a another police officer that worked against cyber crime talk to us about a real case study about a man who taught himself these skills and instead of using them in a high-paying job he used them for crime and got himself a ten year prison sentence. This man was attempting to sell bank details that he acquired through illegal means online. He made an algorithm that would shove passwords and usernames into a login site and if he gained access he would harvest information on that person and sell it to them.

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The day was finished off by playing a game. We were made in charge of a company that had no protection, whether that was from the looming threat of hackers or from criminals. This game taught us what companies face and what to prioritise when seeking to defend against cyber threats.

After that we left the station and headed back to school. It was an interesting and educational experience that benefited all in attendance.

Daniel, Year 9


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