Pupils inspired by the Large Hadron Collider

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October has had a continental flavour for the county’s pupils as they expanded their horizons through school trips.

Six students from Berwickshire High School’s Sixth Year have just returned from an amazing educational trip to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva.

CERN is a massive 27km structure 100 metres beneath Switzerland and France, where particles are sped up to almost the speed of light and crashed together. It gives scientists clues to the

The 4-day trip was planned by student Halcyon Hayward and took in not only CERN but also visits to the Red Cross Museum and the United Nations building.

Halcyon said: “I really enjoyed the trip and it was a great experience. The dedication of the scientists and engineers there is inspiring.”

Heather Hughes said: “It has inspired me as well as given me more ideas of what I may want to do in the future.

Meanwhile, Eyemouth High pupils travelled to Germany as part of an exchange programme with pupils from Pfalzgrafenweiler in the Black Forest. Fourteen pupils from Eyemouth and one from Berwickshire High spent nine days on the exchange which included attending classes in their partner school and trips to Stuttgart and the nearby town of Freudenstadt. The group also visited the impressive Mercedes Benz museum as well as an interactive science exhibition.