St. Mary’s Science Trip to London: Twenty Chemistry and Physics students along with three teachers recently departed St. Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry on a Science trip to London. The group departed Edenderry at 3.20am on Tuesday March 7th to catch an early flight to London. On arrival at Gatwick airport the group made their way to central London to begin their science adventure. The first adventure on their itinerary was to make their way to Greenwich. On arrival in Greenwich the group got to see the Greenwich foot tunnel which links Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs. In Greenwich the group also got to see the historic Cutty Sark Clipper Ship. The next port of call was to visit the Greenwich market where lunch was had. After Lunch the group made their way by foot to travel to The Royal Observatory in Greenwich. This walk involved a steep climb through Greenwich Park. At the top of the step climb magnificent views of London city were on offer for the students to see. The students got to visit the Royal Observatory and got to see the Meridian which marks the starting point of every time zone in the World. The first day ended with a trip to Leicester Square followed by bowling where the students tried to improve their bowling skills. The second and final day of the trip began with a visit to the centre of the cell which is based at Queen Mary, University of London in Whitechapel London. This is the first Science Education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories. The group got to visit the Centre of the Cell’s Pod, which is suspended above the laboratories and the students were able to see research scientists at work as they entered the centre. Once inside, the students learned about the amazing world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research through hands out activities. The group then made their way to the Science museum in Kensington where they got to marvel at the many exhibits on show at the museum. The group then made their final trip back to Gatwick Airport to make their way back to their original pick up point Edenderry. A very enjoyable trip was had by all and the students would like to thank their teachers Mr. Ellis, Mrs. Kelly and Mr. Hanley for travelling with them on their scientific travels.