Insight into codes from Bletchley
ALMONDBURY Community School received a visit from the outreach team at Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two code breakers.
Pupils were given the opportunity to use a genuine Enigma machine which code breakers used at Bletchley, near Milton Keynes.
Head teacher Trevor Bowen said: “This was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience for our pupils.”
The students took part in a workshop on encryption methods used throughout history, beginning with simple encryption techniques, dipping into the mathematics behind secure ciphers and ending with a demonstration of a working Enigma machine similar to the one pictured above.