A COMPUTER whizz-kid from Chilton Cantelo School has just become the UK champion to represent the country at a Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship taking place in California later this month.

Zachery Mustin, Year 9, won the Microsoft Excel competition against other children and adults across the country with a perfect score of 1,000 points and in the quickest time.

Zachery will be flying to Disney World, California to take on the rest of the world and hopefully manage to squeeze in some fun, too.

Kevin Wagland, ICT Coordinator, said: ‘Chilton Cantelo started offering the Microsoft Office Specialist course for the first time this year to help pupils acquire an ICT/Computing exam that was recognised in the workplace. The fact that Zac won an award as prestigious as this in our first year is remarkable. Pupils have been taking exams in Powerpoint, Word and Excel and once these are completed pupils can go for ‘The Expert’ exam. This is usually taken up by Year 10 pupils and older, but Zac did his in Year 9. I am very proud that one of our pupils will be representing the UK, and without putting any pressure on him, I have a sneaking suspicion that he will do extremely well. We all wish him the best for the competition and hope we welcome back a World Champion in September.’