Digital Leaders Trip
Friday 3rd February 2017
Our new digital leaders took a trip to The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, to see the history of computing and code breaking.
The day started off with a discussion about Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test. Our digital leaders then had the chance to program their own version of SIRI, by giving answers to questions to make it seem like you are talking to human rather than a computer.
The children actually got to program an original BBC Basic computer. They created a game and then played it. Many of the children couldn't believe that this is what their teachers did as children in the 1980s!
This was followed up with a tour of the museum, where we were introduced to the world of code-breaking during World War II. We got to see the how the Lorenz Cipher was broken and saw the world's first programmable computer, Colossus. There were many other amazing computers to look at and pupils and staff had an amazing day!