Competition Shortlisted Videos

We asked students to explore the fascinating world of physics and enter our exciting physics competition. This was a fantastic opportunity for young minds to unleash their creativity while while exploring topics that ignited their curiosity. We were thrilled to receive entries from nearly 100 schools, each brimming with innovative perspectives and insights. Our esteemed panel of judges faced the daunting task of selecting the top 10 teams, evaluating videos based on their content, creativity, and clarity.

The Overall Winning Team!

The competition climax was the prize ceremony held at Merton College on April 8th, where the top 10 teams presented their videos to a distinguished panel. Amidst anticipation, the overall winning team was unveiled – congratulations to Charlotte from Bishop Luffa School! Her remarkable achievement earned her the coveted prize of an unforgettable trip to CERN in Switzerland. Charlotte, along with a couple of her physics classmates and teacher, will delve into the depths of particle physics, exploring the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.

The Top Ten teams!

There were some stellar prizes up for grabs for the remaining 9 shortlisted teams. Every team member will receive Amazon vouchers, and their schools will be granted £1000 towards enhancing their physics equipment. We hope you enjoy watching the videos from these brilliant young Physicists.

You can read more about the Prize Event here>>

1st Prize – The Man Who Measured Time to Save Lives

by Bishop Luffa School

2nd Prize – Children of the Stars

by Leeds Mathematics School

3rd Prize – Emission Spectroscopy

by Bishop Stopford School

History of Physics song

by South Essex College

Secrets of the Cosmos – Black Holes

by Itchen College

The Elusive ‘Theory of Everything’

by College of Richard Collyer

Understanding Our World Through Physics

by Melton Vale Sixth Form College

Exploring Chaos Theory

by the Sixth Form College Farnborough

Finding Exoplanets – The Transit Method

by Thomas Telford School

Physics in Sport

by Winstanley College

A message from our Head Judge:

“The love of ideas and sense of awe at the range of science and the scale of the universe drew me ever deeper to the study of physics and mathematics. It inspired my researches into fundamental questions of reality, especially in quantum mechanics. That love was already in me at the age of sixteen but struggled to find expression. I did not know it could be honoured or even recognised. It has been my dream to help it to come alive in young people’s hearts and minds, whilst still at school, and be turned into something real, something that can be prized.”

Simon Saunders, Professor of Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Emeritus

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