Bletchley PARK Visit

22 Computer Scientists from Aldridge School visited Bletchley Park to learn about the history of computing and the role that the site played during WW2. Students learned about codes and cyphers and how these relate to modern encryption technology. Students were told about the top-secret work that the 8000 strong, mainly female workforce played in defeating the Axis Powers. Students were able to visit the original mansion house that was used in the early days of the facility and were able to step foot into the office of Alan Turing! The highlight of the day was undoubtedly when students were allowed to operate a genuine Enigma machine said to be worth £250,000!