28th January 2019

Year 13 students visit CERN!

On January 24th and 25th, 22 Year 13 students went to Geneva to visit CERN. On arrival in Geneva, the students walked along the lakefront to the Natural History Museum, where the students got to meet a two-headed tortoise! In the evening, the students tasted some traditional Swiss cuisine: raclette and fondue.

On Friday, we took the tram to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which operates the largest particle collider in the world (LHC) and was the birthplace of the world wide web. Students watched a clip about the history and relevance of CERN within the scientific community and had the chance to ask a top particle physicist any questions that they had. The next stop of the tour was ATLAS, a 7000-tonne detector which is where particle physicists discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. The LHC was in “shutdown” so no one was working there at the time but the students had the chance to learn about the how the whole process of accelerating and colliding the particles works.

Many thanks to Miss Valente for this report.

Romeo and Juliet comes to DAOS!

The Globe Players visited on Wednesday 23rd January with their one-hour performance of Romeo and Juliet, one of the world’s great stories: that of love transcending social barriers.

This is the first year that Year 8 have had the opportunity to see a performance of Romeo and Juliet and although we have not finished reading the play in class, the performance helped consolidate and clarify understanding and enthused students looking forward to the final Act.

This event is always a valuable experience for the students and feedback was incredibly enthusiastic.

Tickets go on sale for our Chamber Concerts!

You are warmly invited to our Chamber Concerts involving both Junior and Senior students in various ensembles!

Please see Events for booking details.