The Bebras Australia Computational Thinking Challenge started in Australia in 2014 through the CSIRO Education & Outreach program, Digital Careers. However the Bebras Challenge has a long and world wide history.
Starting in Lithuania in 2004 by Prof. Valentina Dagiene from University of Vilnius, Bebras started with 3470 students from 146 schools.
The Bebras Challenge has grown so much that there are now almost 60 countries with over 1.6 million students participating last year alone!
In case you’re wondering, Bebras is the Lithuanian word for beaver.
The International Bebras Community chose this name because beavers endeavour for perfection in their every day activities. They are known to be hard working and intelligent, so it’s only right that the challenge be named after them.
Why not take a look at some of the countries involved, read up on the world history of Bebras or have a look at each counties Beaver logo at bebras.org