In­sight into codes from Bletch­ley

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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