Parents Students

News


Coding & Ciphers at Bletchley Park

Coding & Ciphers at Bletchley Park

Nova Hreod Academy / Categories: News

A group of students had a fascinating day at Bletchley Park, where they learnt about how enemy communications were deciphered during WWII. They heard about the history of the building and some of the important discoveries that were uncovered during the war, and personal stories of some of the individuals that worked at the "home of the codebreakers." They found out about the secret methods used to recruit the 7,000 staff at the base, including the 2,000 girls aged between 17-21 who were selected after they successfully decoded a secret message in the newspaper. 

After a tour of the mansion, the students attended a Codes and Ciphers workshop which explained all about the mathematics of ciphers and encryption techniques, before putting their knowledge into action by decrypting messages, using a real, working Enigma machine.

Previous Article Swindon Athletics Championships
Next Article Liam and Imogen appointed House Captains
Print
564

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information
Website Terms, Cookies and Privacy
Policies

Icons made by Kiranshastry from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY

United Learning