Year 13 visit to CERN
Year 12 Biologists at Malham
In September, Year 10 pupils spent the weekend at High Adventure in North Yorkshire, and were assessed at rock climbing. Pupils also enjoyed some recreational activities, including raft building, high ropes, mountain biking and archery.
A group of A level pupils enjoyed a four day trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. The CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. Pupils were given a guided tour and allowed to explore the world of particles in a unique and spectacular ambiance.
Year 12 A level Biology pupils spent a weekend at a beautiful and remote Field Centre in the Yorkshire Dales near Malham, exploring the varied terrestrial and aquatic habitats. The pupils worked hard gathering data which was then analysed statistically in the classroom. They learnt to think as Ecologists, considering the question ‘Why does this organism live in this particular habitat, and how is it adapted to do so?’ for a variety of plant and animal species.
Year 13 to Leeds Recycling & RERF Year 13 Geographers spent the day in Leeds completing some fieldwork to complement their A2 ‘World Cities’ studies. As part of their brief to investigate sustainable cities, they had a tour of the Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) managed by Veolia. This state of the art facility recycles the waste from the city’s homes, and burns the remainder in a high-tech incinerator to generate enough power to light 22,000 homes.
Pupils also visited Einstein House in Bern, once the apartment of Albert Einstein, and the Bern Historical Museum, where they saw original objects and replicas, along with a number animations outlining the biography of the genius Einstein and his ground-breaking discoveries.
Highlights included capturing and releasing mice and voles in the woodland near the Centre, and walking through picturesque countryside to a local stream to investigate aquatic invertebrates. All the pupils found the weekend to be beneficial; supporting their studies at A level and giving them valuable experience at field work.
09 Leeds Recycling and RERF 10 CERN
The Collegian 13
The magazine of Hull Collegiate School for the academic year 2016 to 2017.