On Thursday 28th June Spaceport Visitor Attraction (Seacombe, Wirral) hosted some of the region's most talented A-level students to celebrate their accomplishments in Physics. The low percentage of students taking physics at A-level, and on to university, has been well documented over recent years, and this event aimed to celebrate those students with a natural gift for such a difficult subject. The night was organised by The Ogden Trust, a charitable foundation whose aim is to ‘make physics matter’ by working with young people across the UK, and Liverpool John Moores University. Schools across the Wirral and Chester nominated a student who has excelled in physics, and who displays a love of the subject far beyond what is generally expected for A-level pupils.
The winners were treated to free rein of the museum after hours, refreshments and a talk by Prof. Andy Newsam of the Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, who consistently engages and enthuses both the general public, and school pupils, about astronomy nationwide. Each pupil received a certificate and prize, and now becomes part of the Ogden Trust Alumni, from which they will benefit throughout their careers in physics.
Winners who couldn’t attend the evening were: Heather Graham, Birkenhead High School Academy and Lewis Parsons, Helsby High School.
Many congratulations to all of the winners and the best of luck for all of your future endeavours!
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