Last week, the Aiglon Science Department hosted the first ever meeting of the new SGIS Physics Teachers Group.
This group, recently established by Mr John Turner, Head of Physics at Aiglon, brought teachers from prestigious schools across Switzerland to gather together in the John Corlette Building for two days of inspirational and thought-provoking sessions led by representatives of CERN (the particle physics lab in Geneva) and the Institute of Physics.
Mr Turner says, "In one session, we learned how to build a DIY cloud chamber in our classrooms, to study high-energy cosmic rays from space. In another, we reviewed a range of smartphone Apps that can increase student engagement in the lab. A key focus of all sessions was how to promote students' intellectual curiosity and sense of wonder. Beyond the formal sessions, it was a great opportunity for physics teachers from across SGIS to meet each other and swap ideas."
The delegates were excited for opportunities presented by this new community, and hope that the group will continue to grow from here to host regular gatherings at Aiglon and across Switzerland.