St Peter's 13-18
Pupils from over thirty schools across the North of England tested their Physics mettle yesterday in the annual St Peter’s Physics Olympics.
The event, now in its sixth year, aims to pitch the best young physicists from the region against each other in a series of challenging scientific puzzles. These range from constructing rockets to building stable towers...from paper.
The pupils, all in Year 8 (aged 12 and 13), had to work as a team to complete the tasks, and they were introduced to some new and challenging physics ideas along the way.
David Morris, Head of Physics at St Peter’s and organiser of the event, said: “The competition has been running for six years and continues to grow, with 33 teams coming from as far afield as Chester, Nottingham and Newcastle. The pupils had a really fun day, and in true Olympic spirit, there was also an element of competition.
“We really enjoyed meeting pupils and staff from schools across the region.”
Here is a run down of the top ten:
Position School Team
Gold Bolton School Galileo
Silver St Olave’s Volta
Bronze Rossett School Planck
4th King’s School Chester Lawrence
5th Royal Grammar, Newcastle Hawking
6th Nottingham High School Archimedes
7th Yarm School Hubble
8th Minster School Millikan
9th Queen Ethelburga’s Einstein
10th Fulford School Ohm