Southwold pupils enjoy trip to world’s largest physics research centre

Saint Felix pupils on their trip to CERN, the world’s largest physics research centre. Picture: Sain

Saint Felix pupils on their trip to CERN, the worlds largest physics research centre. Picture: Saint Felix School. - Credit: Archant

A group of 26 pupils from Saint Felix School in Southwold recently visited CERN, the world's largest physics research centre in Geneva.

Saint Felix pupils enjoying a guided tour of the United Nations. Picture: Saint Felix School.

Saint Felix pupils enjoying a guided tour of the United Nations. Picture: Saint Felix School. - Credit: Archant

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.