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Friday 19th October 2018
Upper IV visit Bletchley Park.
A visit to Bletchley Park is always worth a visit. Upper IV finds it inspirational to visit the site where history was made during World War II. A visit helpful in terms of both Computer Studies and Mathematics, Mr Dellow, Head of Computer Studies, here relates what happened during Upper IV’s time there on Tuesday 16th October.
‘This year was our third visit to the fantastic Bletchley Park. As part of our ciphers and code breaking unit of work our Upper IV girls had the chance to visit the code breaking centre of the world during WWII. The experience continues to impress our students; they worked their way through a series of ciphers and codes in their morning workshops and followed this up with a walk through the famous huts. The importance of Bletchley Park can only be fully understood by visiting and seeing the code breaking huts that played a crucial role in the Allied victory.
The day involved a guided tour where the staff told us fascinating stories about the people who worked here as well as the day to day routines and the history of Bletchley. The fact that over two thirds of the employees at Bletchley were women is an inspiration to our own code breaking girls.
There really is never enough time to visit the whole site in just one day which is a real shame. We did, this year however, manage to fit in a visit to the wonderful shop and the coach was full of puzzle enthusiasts on the way home. If you are stuck for Christmas gift ideas take a look at some of the following:
Bletchley Park Puzzles Logic Puzzle (£4.99)
Bletchley Park Codebreaking Puzzles (£4.99)
Bletchley Park Brainteasers (£9.99)
(All are available on Amazon.)’