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Marshfields School

A Positive Choice

Bletchley Park

Trip to Bletchley Park

On 24th February the maths department took 27 students to Bletchley Park the home of British code breaking during World War 2. It was an excellent day learning about how messages were intercepted, deciphered and then used to help end the war. We also learned about the role of women during the war and saw a reconstructed code breaking Turing/Welchman machine.

The pupils were given a tour and then set several challenging codes to decipher. We were shown how the enigma machine worked and heard a message in Morse code.

The pupils learnt a great deal and their behaviour, manners and enthusiasm were a credit to the school.

The Enigma Code Machine

A Tour of the site with Martin

Deciphering and coding activities were enjoyed by all!!