Leeds & Bradford Partnership

Year of Formation:2013
Hub:Pudsey Grangefield School
Co-ordinator:Rob Hodge

Partnership schools:Crawshaw School; Immanuel College; Priesthorpe School

Over 200 parents and members of the local community attended our inaugural Physics Christmas lectures. Topics included: the physics of Santa, wave particle duality with a donkey and Schrodinger’s reindeer (complete with fancy dress!). The lectures were presented for all ages and were warmly received. They will be a regular fixture for years to come we hope.

We continue to develop the sixth-form primary ambassador scheme and our Year 9 Girls into Physics club. Across the partnership, we have held visits to Jodrell Bank and Drax Power Station – providing fascinating insights into the application of physics.

Ogden Interns, the SPotY awards and Ogden symposium participants are still features of our partnership, and four of our Year 13s will apply for the scholarship this year.

We hosted our first Isaac Physics student event and are in the process of training teachers from the partnership in delivering these sessions. Across the partnership this year a record nine students went to university to study physics! A huge achievement.