22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
* CERN@school brings detector technology used in the Large Hadron Collider experiments to detect particles and radiation anywhere. Thanks to the support of STFC, CERN, and the Institute of Physics, the excitement of doing real research with the same equipment used to discover the Higgs boson is brought to schools around the country.
* The timing of the talk coincides with the national launch of CERN@school – STFC have funded the purchase of detector kits for roll-out across the UK, with help from the Institute of Physics.
* The LUCID experiment, a student-designed cosmic ray detector built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), is due to launch shortly after the festival aboard TechDemoSat-1. Data from this experiment - the first to use CERN technology in open space - will be made available to students across the country through CERN@school for use in scientific research.
* CERN@school not only enhances classroom learning of physics, but allows students and teachers to conduct authentic, novel scientific research for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Professional scientists – let alone students – don't know the answers, and many are waiting to see the results.
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
For the students - if accommodation could be provided, that would be great. The weekend would be preferable to avoid taking time off school.