Over Half term Mrs Ruddy, Mrs Murby and I took a group of year 12s and 13 chemists and physicists to Geneva.

The location and students were both fantastic and we visited many popular sites while we were there including; St Pierre Cathedral, the flower clock, the place Bourg de Four, the Brunswick monument and many more.

On our trip we visited several museums including; the natural history museum with its fantastic mineral gallery and the science museum which held a wide range of original scientific equipment from the last several hundred years. Also paying a visit to the botanical gardens which had notable and extensive collections of the world’s flora.

On the Thursday we visited the United nations in Geneva and were able to sit in several of the conference halls as well as enter the palace of nations constructed for the league of nations in the 1930s. Later that afternoon we headed to the Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) where students got to see the control centre as a new particle experiment was being started in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

We hope the trip was memorable in the future and we hope to be able to run the trip again in two years’ time.

Mr D Akhurst (Teacher of Science)