I can be a code breaker
The investigative nature of the project can be promoted by getting pupils to look at different types of codes.
Pupils will be able to pass on secret messages to each other using an online encoder/decoder – http://www.thunk.com/index.cgi
From codes to foreign languages
Write your name in Mandarin Chinese – http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html
Help your pupils to write their name in a range of different languages – http://www.omniglot.com/links/yournamein.htm
Have a go at transliterating your name into the Russian Cyrillic alphabet – http://stevemorse.org/russian/eng2rus.html
You can use an online translator to send secret messages. For older pupils this activity could lead to a discussion about the merits of online translation.