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Hi everyone - might be too young for this forum...

Dear English Forum members,

I am 15 years old, currently in Gymi. I just had a look through the new posts section and I am not sure if this Forum has an age restriction? (In particular the threat pertaining to being happy in Switzerland )

I find myself in a bit of a pickle, long story short:
All students in my year has to spend 4 weeks during summer break (improving their French/English) in Geneva. My lovely parents are under the impression that I should go to CERN. They mean well and no disrespect to them but I am not very keen on that idea, indoors for the majority of my holidays amongst plenty of other arguments why I do not wish to go.

We’ve come to an agreement, if I can find someone to host me, Sundays/Mondays through Fridays, in return I will babysit your young ones, tutor up to 4th Gymi (I am pretty ok in Maths 6.0 and the other subjects 5.5 - 6.0). I don’t mind going to different families during the 4 weeks. I am very fond of kids.

I have extensive babysitting experience (ages 6 months to 5 years) and have a first aid certificate. I am willing to retake the first aid course.
My parents will provide funding for food etc. I have a GA and will turn 16 by summer.

Please, I am rather desperate, hope someone can save me from being locked up in CERN and suffering of a severe case of Rickets - Vit.D deficiency. Please...

Thank you for taking the time to read my post, I apologise if it was too long and boring.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
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*If anyone on the forum has children that are in need of help with Maths or German I will gladly help out (via Skype) in the evenings between 18:30 and 20:00 and Sundays, for free of course
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Old 01.02.2019, 16:29
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Does anyone at CERN even speak French?

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Re: Hi everyone - might be too young for this forum...

Sorry, I meant to say we have to improve our French OR English...
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Re: Hi everyone - might be too young for this forum...

Welcome to the Forum. I don’t think there is an age limit, although I am sure there is a fair bit of senility on here

Are you confining your search to Geneva?

Good luck, I am sure you will get something soon!
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Please, I am rather desperate, hope someone can save me from being locked up in CERN and suffering of a severe case of Rickets - Vit.D deficiency
At the turn of the 20th century, some charities began a scheme for taking kids out of the slums of East London into the countryside for a couple of weeks a year. That was sufficient to massively reduce cases of rickets. Even with the English summer.

So you'll be fine in the deep dark tunnel. But watch out for an charmed particles - they can go a bit strange after a while. Straight up and down, ain't i the truth.
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Sorry, I meant to say we have to improve our French OR English...

Well you're English is fine !


What dates you looking at, i may be able to do a week or two but i know i'm booked from 20 July - 18 August if the dates wrok, i'll come up to SZ and meet up with you & your family and see if we can work out a deal.
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Old 01.02.2019, 16:44
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Re: Hi everyone - might be too young for this forum...

Hi GymiGirl

Yes it did get a bit raunchy on that post - but all in fun. The Forum is highly regulated by moderators, and anything inappropriate is removed.

I applaud your initiative in approaching the question here. For some, summer in CERN might be an amazing prospect if it's something you're interested in. Is it part of a program to provide students with in-sight and experiences? If so, I wouldn't knock-it. Am sure it's inter-linked with other activities to get outdoors.

Otherwise, if you hate the idea so much, have you had a good conversation with your parents about it, and looked together at other alternatives. Where the forum could potentially help is giving you support here (but of course don't meet-up with anyone without your parents, or get involved in personal messaging). We're a generally harmless bunch, but it's still the internet.

If we come-up with some input you could perhaps share it with your parents.
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Old 01.02.2019, 16:52
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Re: Hi everyone - might be too young for this forum...

Have you been to CERN before? I'm asking because your post gives the impression that you think it is just a giant underground tunnel.
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Well you're English is fine !

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It’s better than yours.
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Old 01.02.2019, 17:01
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Have you been to CERN before? I'm asking because your post gives the impression that you think it is just a giant underground tunnel.
It's not?

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Old 01.02.2019, 17:10
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Re: Hi everyone - might be too young for this forum...

Hey, have just looked-up the activities and stuff for the CERN student programme. I think it looks really cool- if I had the opportunity (and especially with your maths grades), I wouldn't miss it for the World.

You'd be together with other students, mostly looking for the same thing - so there will be trips, events and stuff. Here just a selection:

https://hr-dep.web.cern.ch/content/y...ial-activities

I believe my daughter (now 24) and also pretty good at maths and enjoying life would have jumped at this chance.
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That's not difficult, i was hoping to take lessons
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On your CV for later on in life: Cern intern vs babysitter...which one do you think will get most attention?


Working at CERN will still leave you plenty of time to enjoy a great Summer around Lake Geneva, with parties going on till late in the night...then if it gets too much, ask to work in the tunnel where hangovers will be easier to bear!
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Welcome to the Forum. I don’t think there is an age limit, although I am sure there is a fair bit of senility on here

Are you confining your search to Geneva?

Good luck, I am sure you will get something soon!
Dear Mr TobiasM,

Thank you and thank you for replying. We have to be in the Canton of Geneva.

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What dates you looking at, i may be able to do a week or two but i know i'm booked from 20 July - 18 August if the dates wrok, i'll come up to SZ and meet up with you & your family and see if we can work out a deal.
Dear Today only,

Thank you so much for replying. Thank you for your offer to come and visit with us. It would be great if we could work something out. My Mum will send you a PM, hope that is ok?
Our holidays are from 4 July - 25 August.

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Hi GymiGirl

Yes it did get a bit raunchy on that post - but all in fun. The Forum is highly regulated by moderators, and anything inappropriate is removed.

I applaud your initiative in approaching the question here. For some, summer in CERN might be an amazing prospect if it's something you're interested in. Is it part of a program to provide students with in-sight and experiences? If so, I wouldn't knock-it. Am sure it's inter-linked with other activities to get outdoors.

Otherwise, if you hate the idea so much, have you had a good conversation with your parents about it, and looked together at other alternatives. Where the forum could potentially help is giving you support here (but of course don't meet-up with anyone without your parents, or get involved in personal messaging). We're a generally harmless bunch, but it's still the internet.

If we come-up with some input you could perhaps share it with your parents.
Dear Miss ZR,

Thank you for kind your response.
No it’s not a programme as such, one of my parents’ investors agreed to have me tag along with him, not all that exciting!

My Mum monitors our internet activity, thank you for your concern, much appreciated

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Dear Mr Phil,

Yes, I have been to CERN

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Dear Today only,

Thank you so much for replying. Thank you for your offer to come and visit with us. It would be great if we could work something out. My Mum will send you a PM, hope that is ok?
Our holidays are from 4 July - 25 August.

Hi, that is fine, no problem..............but i am in canton of Vaud.
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On your CV for later on in life: Cern intern vs babysitter...which one do you think will get most attention?


Working at CERN will still leave you plenty of time to enjoy a great Summer around Lake Geneva, with parties going on till late in the night...then if it gets too much, ask to work in the tunnel where hangovers will be easier to bear!
Dear McTAVGE,

Thank you for replying to my post.
I agree with you on the CV aspect, currently I am interested in studying Pediatrics after finishing my Matura. I will take your advice and apply for an summer internship next year, thank you!
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Dear Miss ZR,

Thank you for kind your response.
No it’s not a programme as such, one of my parents’ investors agreed to have me tag along with him, not all that exciting!

My Mum monitors our internet activity, thank you for your concern, much appreciated
Well, I can imagine that's not all that exciting. My daughter is also brilliant, just completing her masters in the area of Computer Sciences. I think she would have loved to have had this opportunity at your age, but definitely with the promise of fun activity included either before, during, or at the end.

Would one of the student programmes appeal to you more? Agree with others that CERN will look great on your CV, and babysitting won't go on your CV. Is there a compromise to be reached - there's still time as it's only February.
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Hi, that is fine, no problem..............but i am in canton of Vaud.
I will ask at school on Monday, maybe they will make an exception.

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Well, I can imagine that's not all that exciting. My daughter is also brilliant, just completing her masters in the area of Computer Sciences. I think she would have loved to have had this opportunity at your age, but definitely with the promise of fun activity included either before, during, or at the end.

Would one of the student programmes appeal to you more? Agree with others that CERN will look great on your CV, and babysitting won't go on your CV. Is there a compromise to be reached - there's still time as it's only February.
Thank you so much for the link, I will study it as soon as I get home.

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Re: Hi everyone - might be too young for this forum...

Good evening!

I finally heard back from school, we can go anywhere, even to Africa, as long as French is an official language.

I contacted CERN wrt a summer programme, I do not qualify yet.

Miss ZüriRollt, perhaps your daughter would be interested? I will paste their mail below.

Thank you for all the kind responses thus far, my Mum will make contact tomorrow. I hope I will be able to fill the 4 weeks

Wishing you all a great evening.

From: Cern Reception <Cern.Reception@cern.ch>
Date: 2 February 2019 at 09:31:03 CET
To: cometothedarksideihavecookies@...
Subject: RE: Summer School

Dear Miss,
Thank you for your interest in CERN; we have a student programme:
following this link you will find all the information that you need to join CERN as a student.
- http://home.cern/students-educators/...dent-programme

You can find the detailed eligibility conditions, under the "Eligibility Conditions" tab, at the following link: http://careers.cern/join-us/technical-student-programme

Feel free to contact us if you have further questions, and have a nice day!

Best regards,


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