Southwold pupils enjoy trip to world’s largest physics research centre
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A group of 26 pupils from Saint Felix School in Southwold recently visited CERN, the world's largest physics research centre in Geneva.
They learnt about the most recent discoveries being made in the scientific community and witnessed the technology and equipment used in the operation of the Large Hadron Collider - the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
The group, which was made up of 12 to 15-year-olds, also visited the United Nations Office for a guided tour and learnt about the current issues confronting the UN.
Over the course of the five-day trip to the Swiss city, the group enjoyed a number of cultural excursions including the Reformation Wall, St Pierre's Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, the Natural Science Museum and a chocolate factory.
'The trip was a fantastic opportunity for the students to expand their understanding of science and get ideas for careers they might aspire to follow in the future,' said Ronan Kearney, who co-led the trip with Melanie Westlake.