Pupils’ interest in science rockets after visiting CERN
PUPILS were inspired to learn more about science and space after visiting CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, in Switzerland.
Alfriston School pupils discovered how CERN is helping to answer some of the most fundamental questions such as how the universe began, and what the basic building blocks of matter are.
Dave Waterman, science teacher at the school, in Penn Road, Beaconsfield, received a grant, which allowed the group to visit CERN.
The grants are part of a scheme to boost children’s confidence and interest in physics.
He said: “The girls really enjoyed their trip and learnt a lot. We invited other schools to join us when we returned to have a mobile planetarium visit the school.”
Holtspur School and St Mary’s and All Saints School visited Alfriston to take part in lessons where the year 11 girls who visited CERN helped share their new knowledge.
The group launched their own rockets.
LIFT OFF: (Above) Science teacher Dave Waterman helps launch a rocket; (left) pupils watch the results