Lines Of Code

Code Breaking
sessions that highlight DIVERSITY in STEM

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Our hands on, face to face or remote code breaking sessions aim to give an overview of codes in history, from language to the enigma machine and modern computing. Specific focus is given to the role of Alan Turning (a famous LBGT scientist) in the development in computing and his role in WW2. Students then develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills as they complete a series of code breaking challenges. These include simple substitution ciphers, making their own enigma machine, and completing tangrams. 


The activity is targeted for years 7-9 learners, linked to Gatsby benchmark 4 and the following skills from the skills builder framework: listening, problem solving, creativity, staying positive and teamwork.



Learn by Design Delivery Options:

Face to Face

Our trained education communicators will come into school to run this workshop bringing all the kit needed with them.


Our trained education communicators will join the class remotely over teams or your preferred platform and guide students through the session and activities.

Either a slimmed down version of the materials will be emailed to you to print or materials can be posted and collected after the event.

Downloaded Resource Pack

You can download the materials to run this activity yourself from the subscription section of our website.

For a quote please email with student numbers and location.

Sessions can be adapted to suit school needs and requirements.

Fully COVID Compliant

Email: for more information.

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Supported  by STEM Ambassadors,
where possible.

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