In January, all Year 9 students were given the opportunity to become
code breakers in an Enigma Code themed workshop.
An education officer from Bletchley Park brought along the Enigma
Machine that was featured in the 2014 film ‘The Imitation Game’, and
students learnt that the machine was invented by a German and used by
Britain’s codebreakers as a way of deciphering German messages during
World War Two. Students were fascinated to hear that the war finished
two years earlier than it would have because of information gained
through this device.
Students were put into teams themed around Second World War code names;
Team Eagle’s Nest, Team Operation Barbarossa and Team Lucky Y competed
against each other to crack codes in the shortest possible time.
Many thanks to Bletchley Park for your visit, and well done to all our
Year 9 code breakers!