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THE POSTAL MUSEUM SEEKS SCHOOLS TO TRIAL CRACKING CODE BREAKERS A NEW OUTREACH WORKSHOP

THE POSTAL MUSEUM SEEKS SCHOOLS TO TRIAL CRACKING CODE BREAKERS  A NEW OUTREACH WORKSHOP

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Register your interest for a FREE workshop TODAY – Suitable for Upper KS2 and KS3
In this one-hour interactive workshop pupils will:
  • Step into Dollis Hill Research Station where General Post Office engineers invent all kinds of technology to improve communication. Discover how War with Germany made this job even more important.
  • Sign the Official Secrets Act and help Chief Engineer Tommy Flowers and his team to design and build a machine to crack the most difficult and important German code. Top secret messages from Hitler!
  • Work as a team of General Post Office engineers to find out how Colossus code breaking machine, the world’s first programmable computer, was built and discover the role of this special machine in the D-Day landings.

Curriculum links: Computing, Maths, Science, Technology, History, Geography, Citizenship
Available from 13-25 March

ABOUT THE POSTAL MUSEUM AND MAIL RAIL

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Opening in central London in 2017, The Postal Museum is a brand new attraction revealing the extraordinary stories behind five centuries of the universally iconic postal service.

The Postal Museum will include a subterranean ride through the narrow tunnels of the Post Office Underground Railway – Mail Rail – opening to the public for the first time in its 100-year history.

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