Coronavirus update: school closure information
Please see the websites for UTC Sheffield City Centre and UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
https://city.utcsheffield.org.uk/
https://olp.utcsheffield.org.uk/

Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

Coronavirus update: school closure information UTC Sheffield City Centre
As from today, Friday 27 March, UTC Sheffield City Centre will be closed to all students until further notice. I would like to thank all parents for abiding by the government guidelines and supporting the welfare of the staff and students by keeping students at home.
If you have any queries regarding work, please contact teaching staff via ‘Show My Homework’. For all other enquiries please contact admin@utcsheffield.org.uk.
Please note: information about free school meals is now available on the Letters page of our website.
For the position at Olympic Legacy Park, please visit the website: https://olp.utcsheffield.org.uk
Thank you again for all your support in these challenging and unprecedented times.
Kind regards,
Alex Reynolds, Principal, UTC Sheffield – City Centre

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Coronavirus update: school closure information at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
Dear Parent/Carer/Student,
As from Monday 30 March, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park will be closed to all students. We will be open again for children of key workers and vulnerable students after the Easter holidays on Tuesday 14 April. I would like to thank parents and carers for abiding by the government guidelines and supporting the welfare of the staff and students by keeping students at home.
If you have any queries regarding work, please contact teaching staff via Teams. For all other enquiries please contact adminolp@utcsheffield.org.uk.
Information about free school meals is now available on the Letters page of our website.
UTC Sheffield City Centre is closed until further notice.
Thank you again for all your support in these challenging and unprecedented times.
Kind regards,
Jess Stevenson, Principal, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Computing Students Success in Hackback 2 Competition

Year 12 Computing students, Thomas Fairey, Jack Underwood, Daniel Dixon and Jakub Zrobczynski, took part in the Hackback 2 national cyber security capture-the-flag competition in October.

The event itself is aimed at university students. As UTC Sheffield OLP is already an established cyber-security entity, we were given special admittance to the competition, which boasts an impressive £1000 prize for the team who finishes with the most points.

Students involved in the competition made use of the facilities on offer at the UTC in order to prepare for the competition, which include a dedicated ‘dirty network’ to practice practical hacking skills in a safe environment.

The five-hour hacking event tested the students’ theoretical and practical knowledge within cyber security, including web-application exploitation, reverse engineering, and computer networking. The team came 37th out of 207 teams.

Year 12 student, Thomas Fairey said: “The cyber security capture-the-flag events provide a great opportunity to compete on a national and international level, earn prizes and just generally have fun.”

Head of Computing, Shaun Whorton, said: “The Hackback competition provides students with a safe and ethical environment to demonstrate their hacking knowledge and skills. As someone who’s worked in the cyber security industry, these types of events are a direct simulation of the situations ethical hackers face in their day-to-day working environment.

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