February 22, 2018
Senior School News, Sixth Form News

Sixth Form Visit to The United Nations and CERN

Over half-term, fourteen of our Sixth Form students travelled to Geneva to visit the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the United Nations.

At CERN, students learned about the Large Hadron Collider, visited the cryogenic testing centre, and stood inside the control centre for an experiment on the International Space Station that is trying to detect antimatter. To get to lunch in the CERN cafeteria they walked through corridors linking researcher’s offices and were able to gain tantalising glimpses of the complex mathematics written on blackboards.

During their guided tour of the United Nations’ building, students learned about the history of the organisation and were fortunate enough to visit three of the most iconic assembly halls in the building.

As if that wasn’t enough for a day and half in Geneva, students also visited the Natural History museum, went bowling and spent free time in Geneva Old Town.

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Silcoates School

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