Mathematicians extend knowledge with tripPosted: 13th June 2019
Top mathematicians had their knowledge extended with a trip to Bletchley Park.
Students in Year 7 and 8 who excel in maths had a guided tour of Bletchley Park and heard about its history from WWII.
The mansion was the central site for British codebreakers during the war, a closely guarded secret at the time.
Students also took part in a workshop on using different forms of coding throughout history to decrypt messages.
Sarah Power, careers and enrichment lead, said: “The workshop was really engaging and students got to use a real enigma machine.
“This was one of my favourite trips as it allowed students to see how maths has been used in real life.”
Year 7 Sammy Shrubsall said: “Bletchley Park was a very nice estate and we learned about the history of the place. It was helpful with deciphering. I really enjoyed the codebreaking because as well as it being fun, it was also very interesting to see how the English intercepted messages from the Germans.”