Bletchley Park has won the School Travel Awards 2018 ‘Best Venue for Maths Learning’ prize for the third year in a row.
Voted for by readers of School Travel Organiser magazine, the annual awards celebrate first class destinations, attractions and providers that deliver when it comes to school trips and learning outside the classroom.
Over 25,000 schoolchildren visit Bletchley Park a year, exploring the home of the World War Two Codebreakers and taking part in unique maths problem-solving activities inspired by people who worked here, such as Alan Turing, Bill Tutte and Mavis Batey.
Bletchley Park’s Head of Learning, Kate Travers, and Learning Manager, Thomas Briggs, received the prize from BBC TV news anchor and Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce at the 2018 awards ceremony in London, on Friday 16 November.
Kate Travers said: “To be nominated for and win Best Venue for Maths Learning three years in succession is absolutely fantastic. We are thrilled and continue to be fully committed to delivering activities that inspire children and young people to learn about the significant achievements of Bletchley Park during World War Two including the role of mathematics in solving real world problems. Through enrichment and curriculum linked challenges, participants learn that failure and perseverance are as important as teamwork in tackling difficult challenges. Thank you to all those who voted we are overjoyed.”