STEM Case Study: Priestley College (CERN Trip)
This case study describes how Priestley College promotes STEM subjects and careers to girls through its biennial trip to CERN in Geneva.
All physics students are asked to fill in a letter of application outlining why they wish to take part in the trip. Staff are keen for students to have some future plans related to particle physics / physics / science, and for those who apply, their college attendance is looked at, as is their attitude to learning and their general behaviour in lessons.
In 2014 there was 50% female participation in the trip.
The resource includes an overview of how a school or college could organise a similar trip.