Bletchley Park Computer Science Trip

 

On the 17th of May students from Yr7 went to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes for a Computer Science trip. We saw a rare German code making machine called ‘The Enigma’. The Enigma has 15,000,000,000,000,000,000 combinations of making codes with letters. There are not many machines still surviving, but Bletchley Park has 13 of them! It cost Bletchley Park £250,000 to buy each one.

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We took a guided tour where the friendly guides told us that there were 10,000 people that had worked in Bletchley Park during World War II and who were entrusted not to tell anybody what was in Bletchley Park or what they were doing as jobs; Some people thought it was a mental asylum! The people that worked there didn’t let slip anything, even to this day.

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We then were able to look around the museum, huts and buildings to understand what it was like to work at Bletchley Park during the War.