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Selby High School

Selby High School

Physics Olympiad

Year 8 Selby High School Science Ambassadors recently competed against students from as far afield as Nottingham, Durham and Manchester at the annual Physics Olympiad. A range of exciting, mind-bending challenges saw 32 schools endeavouring to build electromagnets, hovercraft and lighthouses out of a range of household objects. Megan Brabbs, Ben Lawrenson, Tom Shaw and Ali Pascoe had a fantastic event and were delighted to have come 15th in the Lighthouse competition. Mr Milson, science teacher, who lead the trip said ‘it was a huge pleasure to enable the students to take part in this very well organised, educational and fun event. Raising participation in Physics, especially amongst girls, is an important aim of the Science department. Events like this make that goal much easier to achieve.’. The well-established event, hosted by St Peter’s School’s in York, was made possible by generous sponsorship from The Ogden Trust, Nestle and the Institute of Physics.