What is it?

If you’re keen to re-engage and inspire your students through a STEM- or history-focused workshop with real-life applications and context, a virtual online session from Bletchley Park could be just the ticket. Delivered by specialist educators, our online sessions include a virtual tour of the wartime code-breaking site, an Enigma demonstration and an activity-based workshop.

In these uncertain times, it’s become more difficult to provide enriching and engaging learning opportunities outside the classroom. Not for the first time in its history, Bletchley Park is rising to the challenge by taking our award-winning learning programme online.

Now, in addition to our on-site and outreach visits, you can experience Bletchley Park from your own setting, wherever you are. Our sessions are unique in how they cross curriculum boundaries, thanks to a historical narrative that’s steeped in mathematics and which takes in the birth of modern computing.

For those able to travel, Bletchley Park is now open for pre-booked on-site school visits, both facilitated and self-guided.

Thorough safety measures have been implemented, including pathways to maintain distance from other groups, limits on daily numbers, staggered arrival and departure times, the ability to socially distance within bubbles if needed, hand sanitiser stations, increased cleaning, PPE and extra staff training.

If you’re not able to travel but are accepting visitors, our outreach team is ready and waiting to bring a piece of Bletchley Park’s story to you in the form of an interactive workshop.

These include a real, working Enigma machine, and will be delivered according to your school’s social distancing guidelines.

Whichever visit format you choose, we can offer a range of sessions appropriate to different age groups and subject areas.

Certified ‘We’re Good to Go’ by Visit Britain, Bletchley Park holds a Learning Outside the Classroom quality certificate and a COVID-secure badge on Kaddi.

Need to Know

  1. In the historically immersive ‘Interception to Intelligence’ session, students assume the role of wartime codebreakers and see the impact of their efforts on the Battle of the Atlantic or the Normandy landings.
  2. Alternatively, students can take a whistle-stop tour through the history of encryption techniques in ‘Codes and Ciphers’, using their mathematical reasoning and computational thinking skills to solve a problem.
  3. We supply materials and arrange online meetings ahead of our virtual tours, so that the session can be tailored to your needs. We can either deliver as a guest on your preferred video conferencing solution or host you on ours.

“Thank you so much for today’s session, it was great. We were really impressed with the quality of the session and time allocated to each part.”

Brooksward School
July 2020


01908 272 664