Bletchley ParkPosted on: 10/03/2020
On Thursday 5th March 2020, a group of Year 10 GCSE Computer Science students, plus the three Year 7 students who won the STEM day back in October 2019, and Mayfield's Year 12 A Level Computer Science group visited Bletchley Park, a place of exceptional historical importance.
The 19th Century mansion, located in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern Information Technology.
The students engaged in an interactive one-hour code breaking session, in which practical problem solving and team working skills were used to understand the scale of the task faced by Bletchley Park’s codebreakers during World War II.
They also took part in an educational tour, which highlighted the intelligence and algorithms used to decrypt the German messages and a visit to the Museum of Computing where the code breaking huts are located.