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Top of the class: top cyber security gong for Stroud High

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Stroud High School Computing staff have won the prestigious CyberFirst Gold Award.

They welcomed Charlotte Smith from CyNam to formally present the team with the prestigious award.

The award acknowledges the school’s commitment to providing excellence in cyber security education.

Last year, Rt Hon Michelle Donelan, in her role as Minister for Digital Culture Media and Sport, visited the school with representatives from CyNam to see the provision in action. The award is run in conjunction with GCHQ and the National Cyber Security Centre.

This award capped a successful week for the school. Earlier in the week, student leaders Stroud High received the Eco Schools Green Flag Award acknowledging the school’s commitment to sustainability. The award is great recognition for our student Eco Council, who have been leading the school’s work in this area. Amy Libbiter, student Head of Eco, said: “We have worked so hard as a group to meet the requirements for the Green Flag framework.”

The school have also just received a plaque from the British Council for their International School Award. The council gave the school fulsome praise for its international work, both inside the school and through the projects it leads through the Turing Scheme, with schools in South Korea and Thailand. The British Council commented: “Congratulations on your outstanding achievements. Stroud High School is clearly a dynamic institution that offers its students numerous opportunities for growth and enrichment.”

Headteacher Mark McShane said: “It has been great to celebrate three awards at the beginning of term. The framework of the awards help us to keep improving and developing as a school, and we have been thrilled with the feedback from all of the organisations involved”

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