Infant boys have taken part in a bicycle 'stabiliser free' day run by Sustrans. By the end of each session, the boys were able to ride without their stabilisers and began pedalling around the North Avenue yard. Sustrans will be back in school next week to run some Tour de France French lessons and we hope next term to build upon the boys’ super progress on their bicycles.
Nursery boys had a superb day last Friday at Wallington Hall. The boys explored the grounds and discovered the climbing castle which proved to be a big hit! After a teddy bears’ picnic with their favourite bear, the boys went on a bear hunt through the woods. Following fun rides on the zip wire in the adventure playground, the boys returned to school exhausted and happy.
Last week ten boys from Year 12 visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Accompanied by Mr Smith and Mrs Rourke, the boys flew out on Wednesday and visited CERN on Thursday and Friday before returning home.
The boys visited the CERN computing facility (where the World Wide Web was invented), the antimatter production area and two of the detectors, ATLAS and CMS, where the Higgs Boson was discovered. In CMS (which is in France) the group were able to descend to the detector itself, located 100m underground in a cavern in the Large Hadron Collider tunnel.
The boys had free time in Geneva itself and enjoyed the cultural experience of a beautiful international city.