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Video: Physics has ‘WOW’ factor for pupils at King Edward VI School

PUBLISHED: 12:02 04 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:49 04 July 2014

Qwerky Physics event at King Edwards VI School, Bury St Edmunds
. County Upper School pupils 
Bryony Smith, Ben Pamplin and Jack Evans.

Qwerky Physics event at King Edwards VI School, Bury St Edmunds . County Upper School pupils Bryony Smith, Ben Pamplin and Jack Evans.

A Bury St Edmunds school has hosted an event for 120 young people who are set to become the scientists and engineers of the future.

Qwerky Physics 2014, which is an inter-school competition for gifted and talented Year Nine pupils in the East of England, was held at King Edward VI School on Wednesday.

A total of 30 state and independent schools attended, bringing their most able physicists.

The students applied their classroom knowledge to a series of practical problem-solving challenges. The event, which is led by the Institute of Physics, the Stimulating Physics Network and the Ogden Trust, also included the ‘WOW lecture’ – a demonstration lecture given by the Physics Roadshow.

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