Year 10 pupils at St Mary’s College had a once in a lifetime experience when they had the chance to listen to Dr Stephen Myers, Director of Accelerators and Technology at CERN, who discovered the illusive ‘God’ particle last year.
Dr Myers was in St Mary’s to launch their new ‘DigiTech’ Curriculum for Key Stage 3 pupils, as part of St Mary’s participation in Culture Tech.
Dr Myers congratulated St Mary’s on this new development and told them that pupils with these skills would be in great demand at CERN.
Pupils and guests were then given a presentation by Dr Stephen Myers on the lead up to and discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, better known as the God Particle. The discovery of this particle is one of the most important scientific discoveries of the last 50 years.
Principal Marie Lindsay said: “We are delighted to launch our new DigiTech Curriculum, which is part of our commitment to ensuring that our pupils are not only equipped properly for the future world of work, but they will have the capacity to be the creators, the innovators and the leaders in a whole variety of careers we haven’t yet imagined. We are indebted to Mark Nagurski of Culture Tech who facilitated his visit.”