St John Plessington Catholic College

Liverpool Physics Olympics

Eight year 12 physicists travelled to Liverpool University to take part in the annual Liverpool Physics Olympics on Saturday 13th October. The competition involved 32 North West schools and colleges who each had to complete five different physics-related challenges plus a Fermi quiz.

The students were delighted to come second place in the ‘Fermi quiz’ round, and second place in the 'Spectral' round. 

In the course of the day, students had to work as a team to transmit a message using code, reflect as much light as possible using limited resources and sensitive light detectors, the spacing of a diffraction grating using experimentation, among other challenges.

All in all, it was an extremely enjoyable day, and students are all very glad they had the opportunity to take part and apply their physics skills in such a variety of situations.