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

12:02 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.

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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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