A Pudsey schoolgirl has been selected as an award-winner for the School Physicist of the Year 2018 awards which celebrate talented physics students in Leeds and surrounding areas.
Year 10 pupil Cerys Puttick was nominated by Fulneck School for the enthusiasm and commitment she has consistently demonstrated towards physics, a subject she is hoping to study at university.
“Physics and maths are my two favourite and best subjects and I am aiming to study a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject at university.”
Cerys has also joined the Leeds Astronomical Society as part of her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award and has represented Fulneck at the Salters’ Chemistry Challenge. Meanwhile she has secured a place on this summer’s Smallpeice Trust ‘Girls into Physics’ course at Royal Holloway, University of London.
SPOTY is organised by the Ogden Trust, a charitable trust set up in 1999 by Sir Peter Ogden to promote the teaching and learning of physics. The awards ceremony takes place at the University of Leeds on Wednesday 27th June when Cerys and other winning students will be presented with a certificate and book token as well as receiving an invitation to join the Ogden Alumni Association.
Dr Caroline Neuberg, Head of Science at Fulneck School said:
“Cerys is already an accomplished physicist who always wants to broaden her knowledge on a range of topics.
“To be selected out of all our year 10 pupils as a SPOTY award winner is a great achievement and richly deserved.”