90th birthday celebrations for Peter Higgs
School children and colleagues help mark Peter Higgs’ 90th birthday with a birthday card competition and celebratory dinner.
The School of Physics and Astronomy held a birthday card competition for children in nursery or primary school in Scotland, to help share information on Peter Higgs’ scientific discovery which forms part of a prominence of physics in Scotland.
Competition judges Suzanne Higgs (local artist and Peter Higgs’ daughter-in-law), Dr Christophe Englert (particle physicist and children’s author) and Dr Lily Asquith (particle physicist and outreach expert) faced a difficult task as they deliberated over the 342 entries in order to determine a winner for each category.
The winning birthday cards were presented to Peter at a birthday dinner celebration on 29 May, attended by the Prof Peter Mathieson (University Principal), Prof Arthur Trew (Head of School) and colleagues from across the School and University.
Judge Suzanne Higgs commented:
It was such an honour and pleasure to help out with the judging for the University of Edinburgh 90th Birthday card competition for Peter Higgs by Nursery and Primary schools in Scotland. There were so many fantastic entries it was so difficult to select the winners from each category, but we got there in the end.
Birthday card winning entries are:
Nursery / Primary 1 category
1st: Julian Augustine, P1, Newport Primary
2nd: Zuzia, P1, Duncow Primary
3rd: Emilie Low, Serenity Room, Arcadia Nursery
Category Nursery/School prize: Newport Primary School
Primary 2 - 4 category
1st: Chloe Robertson, P2, Newport Primary
2nd: Cameron Lock, P4, Rhu Primary
3rd: Hannah, P3, Duncan Primary
Category School prize: Rhu Primary
Primary 5 - 7 category
1st: Susanna Mackenzie, P6, Clifton Hall School
2nd: Amelia Caldwell, P7, St Patricks Primary School
3rd: Leilah Haines, P6B, Oxgangs Primary School
Category School prize: Clifton Hall School
1st: Lilly Stratton, P6, Rhu Primary
2nd: Naomi Vilas, J5, Clifton Hall School
3rd: Cara, P2, Duncow Primary
Mrs Watts and P6/7, Brodick Primary School