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Year 6 Residential to Bletchley Park

10th October 2023

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic overnight residential trip on 5th and 6th October.

The trip began at The Making of Harry Potter in Watford. The girls had an incredible day learning about the amazing sets, props and special effects that brought J. K. Rowling’s fabulous stories to life on the big screen. 

Later that evening Year 6 ventured to the Hollywood Bowl at Watford Atria – the chosen venue for our Year group competition where house points were up for grabs! A closely fought but fun event saw lane 3 take the win with 577 points! Well done to the winning team: Niamh, Evelyn, Zara, Hamda, Keona, Maddie and Lana. 

The following day, after a good night’s sleep, Year 6 set off for Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes – home of the WW2 codebreakers. To support their project based lessons on the ‘Benefits of Warfare’, students loved exploring the Mansion House, wartime huts and other exhibits to discover more about this fascinating period in history and how the work of Alan Turing helped shape modern computing and society as we know it.

Nimi (6HC): Looking around the huts at Bletchley park was great! The rooms looked exactly like they would have done during the war!

Izzy (6KG): I was totally inspired by the female codebreakers. When we visited the mansion at Bletchley Park we could see for ourselves the role of women as thriving mathematicians and leaders of code breaking.

Daisy (6KG): I loved finding out and seeing how the Bombe worked – it ruled out thousands of possibilities helping to decode messages from the Enigma machines. 

Miss Coe and Mrs Grundy, Year 6 teachers

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