A trip to CERN – every science teacher should do it. | Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Every science teacher should visit the greatest experiment on Earth. That is why every year I have made sure that my science teacher (pre) trainees have the opportunity to visit CERN.
Taking the 6.45 flight from London Gatwick to Geneva we landed in the cool and overcast airport that is extremely close to the Swiss-French border. Twenty eight of us arrived to catch two buses to CERN near the quiet Swiss village of Meyrin.
Approaching on the bus, a large rusty looking sphere grows on the horizon, signaling the entrance to CERN reception. This is known as Gate 33. The visitor centre itself is a…

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