Well it is day three and not long till we make our weary way back to Blighty but here is some of the highlights thus far.
After dropping off our bags in the hotel (5th floor) we made our way to the old town for some initial exploration and aclimatisation before a packed Tuesday schedule.
Tuesday started with a tram ride to the UN headquarters in Geneva for a really interesting tour and explanation of how the UN came about and how it functions. We got to observe a conference taking place but it was very sobering to be there at the same time as a conference on dealing with landmines across the world.
Then we hopped back on the tram for our main trip to CERN where we looked at the Microcosm exhibition, ate well and started the tour with a lecture on the work and lots of mindblowing numbers! Then off on the coach to see some facilities including the magnet testing facility which one of the coldest places in the universe! After this we went to see CERN’s first ever detector which combines a lot of the physics studied by our Year 13s and will support our Year 12s next year. Below is the synchro-cyclotron.
Once we had had a little free time in Geneva we popped to the restaurant for a traditional Swiss fondue and the oompa band which a few of our students joined in with…
So today (Wednesday) we are going for a nice stroll along the lake to the Science museum before an early lunch and a return to the airport.
A reminder that the flight leaves here at 15.45 (UK time) and we are due back at school by 19:30. I will ask the students to text parents once we leave Bristol Airport.
The students have been a credit to the school and to their parents so thank you for making this fairly stress free for the teachers!
Mr Coyle and Mrs Clackson