Free downloadable learning resource for KS2/3
Cracking Code Breakers reveals the lesser known story of Colossus, the world's first programmable computer, the General Post Office (GPO) and Tommy Flowers, Chief Post Office engineer and inventor of Colossus. Use this resource to inspire your pupils' with a unique story of engineering ingenuity and to make connections between computer technology in the past and the present day.
Cracking Code Breakers can support a digital literacy topic and teaching across the curriculum. The resource includes:
• Teachers’ Notes
• Student Activities including two CREST SuperStar Challenges
• Interactive PowerPoints
• Film clips
• Cracking Code Breakers CREST SuperStar stickers
Curriculum Links: Computing (Digital Literacy, data protection), Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, History (Local History, Continuity and Change), Literacy, Geography, Citizenship
Mission Colossus game
Put your engineering skills to the test in this interactive game. Can you beat the clock and build Colossus?
Available to play for free postalmuseum.org/learning
Cracking Code Breakers at The Postal Museum
Schools visiting The Postal Museum can book a 1-hour interactive workshop:
Cracking Code Breakers: Engineering Colossus the world's first programmable computer
£120 plus VAT per class (up to 30 pupils)
Book your visit to The Postal Museum for the Autumn Term postalmuseum.org/for-schools
Cracking Code Breakers is funded by Royal Mail and John Cass Foundation.