Close Search

C5 Alliance encourage the new generation of technologists with visit to Bletchley Park and The National Museum of Computing


C5 Alliance, the largest provider of technology solutions in the Channel Islands, has sponsored a school trip to Bletchley Park for Guernsey ICT students.

28 St Sampson’s High School students will visit The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, on 12 July.

Bletchley Park was the central site that regularly penetrated the secret communications between Hitler and his generals in World War II. Often cited as the father of modern computer science, Alan Turing worked from Bletchley Park and was the individual whose code breaking skills significantly shortened the war. In 2014, C5 Alliance renamed their headquarters Turing House in his honour.

The educational day includes guided tours across Block H – one of the original huts in Bletchley Park and a visit to The National Museum of Computing that is on the same site. The tours showcase the world’s oldest original working computer and Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer, and aims to educate the students in modern world history, computing and mathematics.

C5 Alliance Guernsey managing director, Marc Lainé said: “This is exactly the sort of initiative which C5 Alliance is delighted to help fund, as it combines with our aims to support education in computer related studies; we see it as a way of inspiring the next generation of computer science students.

“It’s vital for the social and economic well-being of Guernsey, that we seize the imagination of young people and encourage them to take up studies and careers in digital and computer related fields to ensure Guernsey has the skills it must have to prosper.”

St Sampson’s High School head of ICT, Paul Beasley, said: “With C5 Alliance’s support we are able to take our students for a full educational day at Bletchley Park and The National Museum of Computing. This trip will no doubt spark the student’s interests further as they learn about the history behind today’s modern technology and how it impacted in World War II.”

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.






Why join the Chamber?

To view or discuss membership and the benefits available to your business:

» Click here to learn more

Your Chamber

The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce acts as a passionate representative voice; encapsulating industry areas that affect us all.

Contact Magazine

Contact is produced six times a year by Collaborate Communications.

Read the latest issue online


The Young Business Group was formed 50 years ago by the Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to learn more

Submit your news

Sign in or sign up to share your news via the Chamber of Commerce member news area.

» Sign in to add your news

Add your event

Sign in or sign up to submit your own events and promote them within the local business community.

» Sign in to add your event

Business Development Centre,
Market Buildings,
St Peter Port,

Get in touch

Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 727483

Subscribe to Newsletter

On signing up to receive regular updates from The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, you agree to having your data held by us for communication purposes.

Sign Up Sign Up

Connect with Chamber
Facebook Linkedin
The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in Guernsey. Reg No. 37792
Copyright © 2018 Guernsey Chamber of Commerce. / Articles of Incorporation / CSR Policy / Disclaimers