Encryption, encoding and the Enigma machine
Year 7 students enjoyed solving the code breaking challenge at Bletchley Park, the home of British code breaking. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.
The museum's education programme links the past and present enhancing knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to our lives today. During their visit on Wednesday 8 June, year 7 students explored mathematical encryption and encoding techniques that have been used throughout history, tackling complex processes to solve the code breaking challenge. The students were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see a genuine Enigma machine and be introduced to its design and role in WW2.