Forest pupils achieve top awards at the British Physics Olympiad

Jonathan Smith has received a gold award, placing in the top 150 of 1,600 participants, and Tomasz Procter and Ben Qureshi achieved silver, placing them in the top 350 – both outstanding achievements.

Armand Feuilleaubois and Christian Glenn achieved bronze and a commendation respectively, continuing Forest’s excellent run in the competition.

The first round of the national competition is designed to stretch and challenge the top young physicists in the country and according to the organisers ‘every question is a challenge’.

To achieve an award the pupils must demonstrate the ability to identify the real-world problem solving potential of physics.

Forest’s Head of Physics, Mr Aspery, described the results as “excellent news” and “a wonderful achievement” for the pupils involved.