Year 10 Code-Breakers

On Thursday 23 June 2019, 23 Computer Scientists travelled to Bletchley Park, ‘the Home of the Code-breakers’, to see how computers were first used to create and crack the codes used during the war. Students learned about the history behind the famous British Intelligence compound and learned about all of the important people who worked behind the scenes.  Following in the footsteps of Alan Turing, the class were given the chance to use an original Enigma machine to encode and decode messages and learn more about how important computers were in speeding up the process of reading the enemy messages.  Students and teachers all had a great time and everyone involved was impressed by how mature and enthusiastic the members of our school were throughout the entire trip. We are already looking forward to going again next year!