On Wednesday, three physicists from the National Physical Laboratory came to speak to our A level physics students about their experiences on the NPL apprenticeship programme.
It was a fascinating insight into what it is like to leave school and to go straight into work in a research lab alongside expert scientists. The apprentices told us about their particular interests in robotics, magnetism and materials science and all three spoke enthusiastically about their research and training at the lab.
The HCH students showed a real interest in what the apprentices had to say and asked a lot of questions both about the physics and the study schemes available. We hope to maintain links with the laboratory and to arrange a visit in the near future as well as a long term collaboration to develop a programme at the school to encourage more girls to consider taking the subject to A level.