On Tuesday 1st March, the Year 12 Physics class went to Rutherford Laboratories for a Particle Physics masterclass.

We had a series of lectures from research scientists, and were taken on a tour around the particle accelerator. Seeing Physicists in action was a great insight into the future job opportunities in the field, and seeing the facilities really brought to life the advancements and discoveries being made.

After lunch we took part in a computing exercise which required us to analyse digital images of collisions within the accelerator. A prize was at stake for the pair that discovered the Higg's Boson first, and Hannah Churchman and Laura Bartlett, Sophie Faulkner and Holly Herdman were successful, winning a nifty pen and pack of physics playing cards each.


The day was incredibly insightful and we would all like to thank Miss Black and Dr Bhatt for organising the trip.

By Laura B