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Year 9 & 10 Visit to AWE Orion Laser Facility

After winning a nuclear science based challenge at the Teen Tech event last summer, 11 members of years 9 and 10 were rewarded with a visit to the Orion laser facility at AWE in Tadley. We were given the rare chance to enter one of the most secure locations in the UK. The Orion laser facility is one of the largest scientific sites in the UK, and houses some of the most sophisticated and powerful lasers in the world. In fact, the laser is so powerful that it can recreate the conditions in the centre of the sun.

The facility is mainly used for research but it can also be used to test the accuracy of the computers used to test the atomic weapons owned by the UK. This trip was an incredible and highly interesting experience, we really enjoyed it.

Charlotte - Year 10

After winning a nuclear science based challenge at the Teen Tech event last summer, 11 members of years 9 and 10 were rewarded with a visit to the Orion laser facility at AWE in Tadley. We were given the rare chance to enter one of the most secure locations in the UK. The Orion laser facility is one of the largest scientific sites in the UK, and houses some of the most sophisticated and powerful lasers in the world. In fact, the laser is so powerful that it can recreate the conditions in the centre of the sun.

The facility is mainly used for research but it can also be used to test the accuracy of the computers used to test the atomic weapons owned by the UK. This trip was an incredible and highly interesting experience, we really enjoyed it.

Charlotte - Year 10

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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