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Schools’ Physicist of the Year 2022

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We’re so proud of our Schools’ Physicists of the Year 2022. Students from across the North East, all in Year 10 and 12, were nominated by their teachers for their hard work, contributions, and progress over the past year.

Twenty-nine talented young physicists were invited to the Calman Learning Centre in July to receive their awards by new Head of Physics, Professor Paula Chadwick and Dr Paul Sapple, Programme Manager for the Ogden Trust. 

Dr Paul Sapple, Programme Manager for the Ogden Trust, Tom Kitson and  Professor Paula Chadwick, Head of Physics
Dr Paul Sapple, Programme Manager for the Ogden Trust, Tom Kitson and Professor Paula Chadwick, Head of Physics

One of the winners was Tom Kitson from Framwellgate School Durham. Steph Bartle, Deputy Curriculum Leader at Framwellgate School Durham, said:

 

Tom has been consistently brilliant at physics throughout lower school and has continued this prowess into his first year of 6th form. He is hard working and dedicated, asking questions, and thinking broadly about all aspects of physics that we teach and beyond. He is enthusiastic in lessons and in extracurricular tasks too, leading the lower school in their STEM club activities. Tom has aspirations to study physics at university and we have no doubt that Tom will not only manage this but excel.

Stimulating interest in science

Dr Lorraine Coghill, Science Outreach & Engagement Specialist, said: “After a two-year break due to Covid, it’s been wonderful to welcome people back in for this joyous event. Being able to celebrate the amazing achievements of these inspiring young people with their families and teachers is such a privilege. Their dedication to improving their knowledge of physics, as well as extra achievements like supporting other students, setting up astronomy clubs and running their own experiments is simply wonderful to hear about."

Find out more about our Science Outreach, or The Ogden Trust.

 

 

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