In the recent Easter holidays, a group of Grade 11 Science students embarked on an exciting and educational trip to Germany and Belgium. The trip was organised with the aim of giving the students a chance to explore different scientific concepts linked to their curriculum and learn more about the culture and history of these two European countries. The students were accompanied by a team of educators who provided guidance and support throughout the trip.
One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the Geyser Andernach in Germany. The students had the opportunity to witness the impressive natural phenomenon of a geyser eruption, which was truly awe-inspiring. The visit was not only fascinating but also educational as the students learned about the science behind the geothermal activity and the mechanisms of a geyser.
Another exciting visit was to the Eurospace Centre in Belgium, where the students learnt about the history of space exploration and the technology behind it. The students had the opportunity to participate in interactive simulations and experiments, which allowed them to experience what it's like to be an astronaut.
The students also visited Airspace Indoor Skydiving, where they experienced the thrill of skydiving in a controlled environment. This experience allowed the students to learn about the science behind aerodynamics and the physics of freefalling. It was a memorable experience for all the students, who thoroughly enjoyed the adrenaline rush.
The trip also included visits to the Neanderthal Museum and Gasometer, which provided insight into the history of human evolution and the impact of industrialisation on the environment. The Cologne Cathedral was another highlight of the trip, where the students climbed up the steps to the bell tower, which provided a breathtaking view of the city.
The Lindt Museum, which showcases the history of chocolate-making, was also on their itinerary. This visit was not only enjoyable but also educational as the students learned about the chemistry behind the production of chocolate.
The trip was not all about science and history as the students also had a chance to visit Phantasialand Theme Park. The students enjoyed the different rides and attractions, which provided a break from the educational visits.
A big thank you goes to our accompanying educators who have done an outstanding job in planning and leading this trip and ensuring that the students were safe, engaged, and learning throughout the trip.
Without their guidance and support, this journey would not have been possible.