Bethnal Green A-Level science swots visit Switzerland’s nuclear research centre

Bethnal Green Academy pupils visiting Cern centre in Switzerland

Bethnal Green Academy pupils visiting Cern centre in Switzerland - Credit: Archant

School pupils studying A-Level physics in London’s East End have returned from a trip to the CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research centre in Geneva.

Bethnal Green Academy pupils visiting Cern centre in Switzerland

Bethnal Green Academy pupils visiting Cern centre in Switzerland - Credit: Archant

They saw physics in action at the world’s largest science experiment and put the knowledge they have learnt in their physics lessons into context.

The visit by pupils from Bethnal Green Academy included an interactive display at the centre’s Microcosm exhibition, where they had the chance to pick their physics teacher’s brains on complex aspects.

The Year 11 group attended a lecture by Prof Madjid Boutemeur, one of the world renowned professors, who explained how the roots of experiments at the centre began with the human race first discovering how to use and control fire.

Bethnal Green Academy pupils visiting Cern centre in Switzerland

Bethnal Green Academy pupils visiting Cern centre in Switzerland - Credit: Archant

The young science enthusiasts also took part in a workshop to construct their own particle detectors using dry ice and fish tanks.


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Many plan to stay on at the east London academy school for advanced Physics studies after their memorable visit to the nuclear research centre.

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