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Codes and Cyphers at Bletchley Park
Maths
Tuesday 19th December 2017

On Friday 15th December 60 students from Years 8, 9 and 10 visited the historic Bletchley Park. They took part in a range of activities, including a chilly but very interesting tour of the site.

The students also joined a codes and cyphers workshop, where they, along with the staff, explored mathematical encryption and encoding techniques that have been used throughout history, using these to solve a codebreaking challenge. The group were also given a unique opportunity to see a genuine Enigma machine and how it was cracked using the Bombe machine in World War 2.

It was a very interesting and enlightening day all round, where the students got the chance to experience how coding works in real life. It was well worth the journey, and the students said they would recommend others paying a visit to this pivotal and historic site.

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