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Cracking the code at Bletchley Park

Posted on: 04 May 2017 by Weston Green School | Category: Year 5, Year 6

As part of maths week, and in response to a request for a maths trip, years 5 and 6 visited Bletchley Park, the wartime home of the Enigma code breakers. They visited the cramped, dark huts where amazing feats of intellect took place in WWII as mathematicians, chess players and cross-word puzzle experts battled to solve the mystery of the German Enigma machine which encoded all German radio messages. Then they took part in an Interception to Intelligence workshop where they decoded real German morse code messages from 1941, used a genuine Enigma machine, and thought about how they would act on the intelligence received to reroute food convoys in the Atlantic.

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