Through a grant of £10,000, we are helping provide local school children with opportunities to learn outside the classroom by supporting a visit to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), in Geneva, Switzerland. In June next year, 32 A-level students from Westside and Bayside schools in Gibraltar will have the invaluable opportunity to witness cutting-edge scientific research in action at the premier research facility for particle and nuclear physics.

This is the first year that such a trip has been planned, but the organisers hope it will become a regular event that will support the A-level curriculum while also to encouraging more girls to choose Physics A-level and go on to study STEM subjects at University.

“A visit to CERN is not just a field trip; it’s an immersive experience that transcends classroom boundaries, bringing the marvels of physics to life. By encouraging more girls to pursue physics at A-level and embark on STEM related journeys, we aim to bridge the gender gap and ensure that every mind, regardless of gender, feels empowered to explore, question, and shape the future of scientific discovery. Kusuma’s support will make this transformative experience accessible to a greater number of learners.” – Caitlin Marsden, Head of Physics, Bayside School.