Year 9 Bletchley Park Visit
On Friday, 17 November 2017, 120 Year 9 History and Computer Science students visited Bletchley Park, home of the World War Two codebreakers. The girls took part in various activities during their visit. They were shown original Enigma encryption machines and given a demonstration by one of the museum’s education staff. They also had a go at cracking their own enigma codes using some modern apps on tablet devices. The star of one of the education workshops was undoubtedly Lia-Yolanda Freeman in 9A who managed to translate a message in Morse Code on first hearing. Our workshop leader commented that she had never seen a student manage that before!
The remainder of the day involved a tour of the site and the museum where students could see the equipment and artefacts which played such a vital role, not only in winning the war but also marking the beginning of the computer age.