Physics students from King Edward VI Grammar School were able to broaden their knowledge by attending one of the many enrichment activities that the school offers.
The Physics at Work enrichment day was held at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge and 15 students were able to look at many uses of physics in everyday life as well as research and industrial applications.
They met six instances of physics at work including Rolls Royce engineers, theoretical modellers from Cambridge where pupils attempted to model a barrier to stop pollution for quarry explosions. They looked at forensic engineering looking for clues and reasons why bridges collapse. Engineers using laser and ink printing allowed them to put names on pens and pencils, and there was a talk from a low temperature physicist.
By engaging in real life experiences with Rolls Royce, Cambridge professors and other industrialists King Edward’s physicists were able to use this enrichment experience to inspire their love of physics beyond the boundaries of the classroom.