Shh! It’s top secret!

Meet the next generation of codebreakers! This week, we had a fantastic trip to Bletchley Park to learn about how the codebreakers contributed to the shortening of the Second World War by two to four years.

We saw where the codebreakers worked and tried our hand at codebreaking in our workshop.

In our History lessons, we have been learning about the life and work of Alan Turing. We delved into various sources to find out how why, despite his extraordinary accomplishments in the world of codebreaking, he was so badly treated. At Bletchley Park, we saw a replica of Turing’s Bombe machine, which looked incredibly complicated.

One visitor at Bletchley Park stopped to talk to us about his own experience as a child during the Blitz and his evacuation from London. There is nothing quite like hearing first hand experiences! Bletchley Park offered many hands on activities, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

At school, we perfected our codebreaking skills and even took them into the forest. We encrypted messages related to the Second World War and had fun decoding each other’s messages. Can you decipher any?

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine” Alan Turing


Have a lovely weekend!