This week, the second annual Ogden Leicestershire Partnership inter-school physics quiz for Year 8 students was held at the Abbey Pumping Station Museum in Leicester. Five teams were in attendance from The Roundhill Academy, Manor High School, Dixie Grammar School, the Redmoor Academy and Welland Park Academy. Each team sent along three budding scientists who had won their school heats in the initial intra-school competition.
In the atmospheric surroundings of the pumping room, students were set a series of challenges aimed at testing their general scientific knowledge but centred on physics. Students matched famous physicists to their discoveries, solved density and pressure calculations, identified mystery objects using empirical evidence, solved cryptic clues to reveal famous physicists and finally competed head to head in a quick-fire round.
All the teams did well in individual rounds, but the final victors were Manor High School, who finished an impressive 10 points clear of their nearest rivals. The partnership trophy and goodies were presented to the team and an enjoyable evening was had by all.