‘Physicist of the Year’ prizes awarded to local school pupils

Prize recipients along with School of Physics and Astronomy staff

Rewarding pupils and giving them an insight into studying physics

The School of Physics and Astronomy and the Ogden Trust hosted an awards ceremony for the ‘School Physicist of the Year’.  After an inspirational Physics talk by Professor Wilson Poon, the ceremony rewarded the most deserving high school students who are in their penultimate year, based on their progress in Physics.  Twenty-three pupils from schools in Edinburgh were selected by their Physics teachers and attended the evening, along with a number of parents and teachers. The students were rewarded with a £25 National Book Token and a certificate enabling them to apply to events and programs organised by the Ogden Trust.

The event also enabled school pupils to gain a flavour of studying physics at University level. A range of academic staff, research colleagues and physics undergraduates students from the School of Physics and Astronomy shared information on their work and experience here and undertook a number of demonstrations and experiments.

"I enjoyed the event a lot, and it was an honour to be nominated by my school."  School Physicist of the Year, Clifton Hall School

"This is a great scheme to get more of our exceptional students interested in studying Physics."  C. Fergusson, Physics Teacher, Musselburgh Grammar School