6.2 physicists embarked on a long weekend trip to Geneva; exploring anti-matter, accelerating particles and peering into the past. We were so thrilled to have the opportunity to visit CERN, the largest laboratory in the world, where we were met by PhD students who were keen to show us just how far curiosity can take you! We ventured 100m underground to the CMS detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It’s a whopping 27km long ring, where particles whizz around, at close to the speed of light. There we stood in awe at the site where the Higgs Boson was first observed. We made visits to the Museums of the Red Cross and History of Science, and topped our exciting adventure off with lots of snow and laughter!
By Oscar Braun-White and Aidan Bunce- Waters, 6.2
Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.