Year 10 student Jelin Fernandez received The Ogden Trust’s School Physicist of the Year (SPOTY) award at the University of Leeds. The award was presented by Dr Philippa Shepley, Experimental Officer from the Sir Henry Royce Institute at the University of Leeds, and Charley Phillips, Programme Officer from the Ogden Trust
On 17 June 2019, the University of Leeds held its annual School Physicist of the Year (SPOTY) awards, thanks to support from The Ogden Trust, a charitable trust that exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics.
The SPOTY awards are organised in association with secondary schools in the Leeds region to recognise outstanding efforts and achievements in physics.
Jelin Fernandez had been nominated by their teacher, Kimberley Metcalfe, who said “Jelin is the kind of student that aims for perfection. She may not always get there the first time but her drive and determination means she always does the next time round. She is hard working as well as naturally gifted which is perfection in itself.”
On the day, the award winners, two guests and their teachers attended a ceremony at the University of Leeds to celebrate the achievements and highlight the exciting opportunities for studying physics at A-level and beyond. Dr Philippa Shepley, the Experimental Officer from the Sir Henry Royce Institute at the University of Leeds, gave a popular physics talk on the science of vacuums and their role in some of the most important scientific discoveries over the last century and how the University of Leeds is using them for exciting developments in computing technologies.
For more information on The Ogden Trust please visit www.ogdentrust.com