Alexandra (Year 10) excels in the ‘Girls in Data’ lockdown challenge

After discovering a hidden interest in data science, Year 10 pupil, Alexandra saw an opportunity to take part in three Girls in Data lockdown learning challenges. The second of these challenges led Alexandra to present her ideas and opinions constructively to the Prime Minister and his Advisers using data. Alexandra chose the topic ‘home learning’, as it was the topic she felt most passionate about, and created a 1.5-minute presentation and voice over on this chosen topic.

A week after submitting her work to the hosts of Girls in Data, Alexandra received an email congratulating her on her dedication to the challenge. She was one of three girls selected to present her ideas to the Chief Data Officer and Chief Statistician at the Department for Education, Neil McIvor.

The presentation with Girls in Data, Neil McIvor and his colleagues took place virtually and was recorded and uploaded to the Women in Data website (organisers of the Girls in Data challenges). Neil McIvor has also requested a transcript of Alexandra’s presentation so that he can circulate it among his Department for Education colleagues!

Listen to the recording here. Alexandra starts presenting at around 28 minutes and her
talk lasts around 10 minutes.

Well done, Alexandra, on such a fantastic achievement. This is such a brilliant way of further developing your interest in data science throughout the summer holiday.

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