Berlin visit inspires next generation of Welsh scientists

THE appliance of science in Germany inspired a group of learners from Coleg Cambria.

Fourteen students from the college’s Yale site in Wrexham visited Berlin on a healthcare field trip, led by Medical and Applied Science lead, Paul Phillips-Jenkins.

They travelled on more than 50 trains in four days while taking in some of the capital’s leading institutes and exhibitions.

Among them were students from Medical Science, Applied Science and A-Level Biology courses.

“The trip was to immerse the students in science in Berlin, the best city in Europe to do so,” said Paul.

“The emphasis was on health sciences, so we attended exhibits, enjoyed interactive science and technology activities, natural history attractions and looked at predictions for science in the future as part of Berlin’s International Science Festival.”

They also paid a visit to one of the continent’s biggest and oldest teaching hospitals, Charité, and toured landmarks including Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie, and the TV Tower, with its glass topped elevator and 203m-high observation platform.

“We walked over 100,000 steps during our time there, so we certainly packed a lot in!” added Paul.

“Ultimately, it was an incredible opportunity for the students, demonstrating the benchmark for science and providing us all with the unforgettable and inspiring memories we have brought back to Cambria, laying the foundations for their future careers.”

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