Geneva field trip

Physics lesson: Sixth form students from Birkdale School visited Geneva for a trip to the Large Hadron Collider.
Physics lesson: Sixth form students from Birkdale School visited Geneva for a trip to the Large Hadron Collider.

IT’S a long way to go for a physics lesson.

Students from Birkdale School visited the most exciting development in the field of physics when they travelled to Geneva in Switzerland.

They learned about the Large Hadron Collider, run by CERN, and its work to address the most fundamental questions on physics by smashing particles together at incredible speeds.

The sixth form students said the highlight was seeing one of the massive detectors which manages data from 40 million events per second.

A school spokesman said: “The exhibitions were informative and interesting the highlight was by far the visit to the Compact Muon Solenoid detector.”