Year 6 visited the incredible Wellcome Genome Campus, a world-leading Genomics facility in Hinxton near Saffron Walden. Scientists here are undertaking ground-breaking research in DNA base classification and the diagnosis and treatment of genetic conditions. The children learnt about DNA sequencing and created coloured bead bracelets which matched the DNA base pairs for different organisms. Then they had a chance to meet and interview scientists involved with projects as diverse as hoverfly research and gut bacteria. It was a great trip and a chance to experience a real scientific research centre.