Adventures in Japan

Over the summer, a group of Upper Sixth pupils experienced the trip of a lifetime when they visited Kyoto in Japan, as part of a science enrichment opportunity with Charlotte Farmer, Head of Physics and Academic Enrichment. The trip provided both pupils and teachers with a multitude of experiences that challenged and enriched them. Lab-based workshops were core to the programme and the pupils relished the opportunity to engage with real lab experience. Culturally, the historic sites the pupils visited were fascinating, along with the differences in architecture, food and customs.

One pupil said, “The trip was an amazing experience and what struck me was that it wasn’t just about science, but learning about a completely different culture, and immersing oneself in a different way of life. The science, of course, was world-class, with Kyoto University professors, doctorate and masters students assisting along with facilitators. Making friends that I will remember for my whole life is definitely a highlight!”

Another added, “This trip has provided me with a superb cultural immersion and stretched my mind scientifically and I can’t recommend it enough to anyone looking for an adventure.