Barefoot has launched a new campaign today – Code Cracking (#BarefootCodeCracking), a campaign demonstrating how computational thinking was used in World War Two. The lessons encourage pupils to become code crackers themselves, research the history and then produce a film about code cracking.
As part of the campaign Barefoot are introducing the Code Cracking Cup, a UK-wide competition to win a VIP trip for 50 people to Bletchley Park, featuring an award winning learning experience, £500 towards travel* and the much coveted Barefoot Code Cracking Cup trophy! (see details on the website).
*An alternative prize is available if the winning school is too far away to travel to Bletchley Park. See terms and conditions for more information.
As part of the Code Cracking campaign, they have created limited edition Code Cracking classroom bundles, the first 150 teachers that request a workshop via the website and enter the word ‘Cup’ as the campaign code, will receive one of these. They are designed to support pupils in these exciting lessons and will include the following:
A Top secret folder
Code Cracking ID cards for the whole class
Colourful A2 posters which will get your pupils excited about Code Cracking and the Code Cracking Cup
Bunting to dress your classroom
Code Cracking pencils and stamp
They are limited to the number of packs that but as always, some of these materials will be available to download from the Barefoot website.
There will also be spot prizes for people engaging on our social media platforms and they will be asking people to ‘tag a teacher’ to help spread the word about Barefoot during the campaign, which runs from Monday 16 September to Monday 18 December 2019.