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6 October 2017

Upper Sixth Pupils Enjoy an Academic Trip to Geneva

At the start of term, 16 Upper Sixth physics pupils travelled to Geneva as part of an academic visit to CERN and the UN Headquarters.

Accompanied by Mr Lang and Miss Hiyashi, the group headed to the History of Science Museum that overlooks the stunning Lake Geneva. Among many of the great exhibits on offer, the pupils enjoyed learning about the science behind telescopes and batteries.

Visiting the UN Office (UNOG) proved insightful as the group delved into the world of international politics. Housed in the Palais des Nations – an outstanding testimony to twentieth century architecture – everyone was as impressed with its beauty and location as with its significance to politics.

On the final day the group departed for CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, the 27km collision chamber home to the discovery of the Higgs Boson. The sheer size and magnitude of this scientific site was astounding.

After a short boat cruise around Lake Geneva, the group departed for home, taking with them memories from an inspiring educational trip.

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