A GROUP of Heart of England Sixth Form students have returned from a visit to CERN.
Organised by the science department as part of their A Level studies, the trip to Geneva in Switzerland was attended by physics students.
Home to where the Higgs Boson particle was discovered and the invention of the world wide web, science teacher Jerry Crawford said the trip helped enhance the learning and experience of his pupils.
He added: “There are links with the ‘Fields, particles and frontiers’ part of the curriculum.”
At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe.
They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles.
Year 12 student Jo Brookes said: “The trip was an amazing opportunity to experience the culture and picturesque environment around lade Geneva.
“Visiting CERN and learning about the work they do there has been very interesting.”
The three-day trip included a visit to the microcosm exhibition where the visitors experienced an interactive presentation of the work at CERN and some of the important discoveries made there.