Visit to Bletchely Park - 30.9.11
On 30th Sept a group of year 7 students went to Bletchley Park. The trip was a follow up of work done the previous autumn when the students were at our feeder primary schools. The students were shown how the code breakers used “cribs” to help find the settings of the German coding machines to decipher the thousands of messages intercepted and delivered to Bletchley Park on a daily basis. They had a tour of the grounds which are now a museum celebrating the code breakers of the Second World War, including the rebuilt Colossus computer.
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(see below for answer!)
If anyone can’t crack the code, it says “Despite the amazing work done there, it was the pigeon parachutes which most captivated year seven.”