Broadening Horizons

Broadening Horizons

Some of our best and brightest young scientists recently experienced a fantastic opportunity to visit CERN (the European Council for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland! Now in its second year, this trip gives our budding scientists the chance to explore the enormous community of over 10,000 scientists from over 50 different countries, working together to discover the origins of the universe, and how they can use scientific knowledge to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Led by Head of KS5 Science Mr Divine Mfua, the trip included more than 20 students from Years 9 to 11. The students enjoyed participated in various self-guided and interactive activities around the UN, as well as some educational lectures.

Whilst in Geneva, the students had a chance to do some sight-seeing and explore the local culture, before a tirp to the United Nations headquarters. There, students learned about the origins and organisation of the UN, how countries join, the different branches of the organisation and the various projects the organisation is working on.

Finishing off the packed week of activities, students visited the Natural History Museum and the ICT Discovery Centre, learning about the history of evolution and extintion, the evolution of the internet, cyber security and communications technologies.

The trip was a wonderful opportunity for our students to expand their horizons and 'dream big' for their own futures; perhaps in STEM careers! Thanks to Mr Mfua and all of the staff who accompanied the students.