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Students visit the Large Hadron Collider after charity funding

PUBLISHED: 16:34 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:34 18 May 2017

Sir Isaac Newton 6th Form students underground at the very first synchrocyclotron particle collider on the CERN campus. Picture: Shaun Watling

Sir Isaac Newton 6th Form students underground at the very first synchrocyclotron particle collider on the CERN campus. Picture: Shaun Watling

Shaun Watling

Students from Sir Isaac Newton Sixth From, in Norwich were able to go on a science trip to visit the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland after funding from the Mason Trust.

The trust funded the trip to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) for 52 A Level physics students.

Cern is where physicists and engineers study the structure of the universe. Using scientific instruments, including the Large Hadron Collider.

The students spent a full day at CERN looking around the facility and visiting its various exhibitions and visiting Berne, the home of Albert Einstein.

The Mason Trust, founded in 2008 by Yvonne Mason, has the aim of helping young people between the ages of 12 and 25 living in Norfolk and Suffolk to reach their full potential.

The Trust works with schools and places of further education to create links between education and industry.

The students spent a full day at CERN looking around the facility and visiting its various exhibitions, before taking a cable car to the summit of Mount Saleve to have a traditional cheese fondue meal.

The visit also included a day in the city of Berne visiting the home of Albert Einstein.

Shaun Watling, physics teacher at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form said: “We are very grateful to The Mason Trust for its support of our students for this trip. Without this funding, there were numerous students who would not have been able to make the visit.

“The A Level physics course includes a large amount of particle physics study. What better way to learn about particle physics than to visit CERN”.

For funding support and further iformation about the Mason Trust click here.

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