Twenty two future scientists from Cronton Sixth Form College have just returned from a fascinating and informative trip to London, taking in the sights as well as an educational visit to the Natural History Museum.
The gifted and talented students, who are members of the unique Tomorrow’s Scientists programme at the college, were treated to a morning of scientific history and research at the famous museum. This included a captivating tour of the Spirit Collections and the Darwin Centre where they met Archie, a 9 metre long giant squid, and saw the specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself.
In the afternoon the keen students were treated to a lecture given by a scientific researcher about the study of wasps.
After leaving the museum the students managed to find time to start their Christmas shopping with a trip to Covent Garden before heading back to Euston station via the University College London, inspiring the next step in their education.
Megan Ashton a first year student said “This was a great day; I especially enjoyed the Natural History Museum.”
Lara McAfferty said “It was a super trip, I was really interested in the specimens in the museum and how they can be used for scientific research.”
Jill Greenhalgh, Head of Biology said “This trip was a great opportunity for the students to visit a world class museum and to get some insights into the remarkable research that goes on in the Natural History Museum. It was also a chance to view the wonderful and extensive collections housed by the museum and learn about the research that is undertaken by scientists from all over the world who can use these specimens as an invaluable resource.”