Physics students from Richard Huish College have achieved six medals after entering the British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge this year.

Ten students from Huish entered ‘The British Physics Olympiad (BPhO)’, which aims to encourage the study of Physics and recognise excellence in young physicists through annual competitions designed to test understanding and problem solving. It benefits students by seeing real-world problem-solving potential of Physics in a fun way.

Participants compete to earn medals or certificates with more than 3,500 students entering the competition this year from all across the UK.

Students from Huish did exceptionally well, with Dak Dakshesh, who studies Physics, Maths and History at Huish being awarded a silver medal.

Bronze medals were awarded to Abi Milburn, Billy Husband, Catherine Kellow, Misha Medvedev and Patrick Smith.

Ben Snaith, Ilyas Khan, Jack Ridgley and Navya Menon all received certificates of Commendation.

In preparation for the competition, students undertook extra study sessions with Course Manager of Science, Laurie Morgan, to ensure they could achieve their best.

Barrie Hall, Course Manager for Physics said; “These Physics students have achieved a great result for the College. Our students are encouraged to engage in challenging physics problems that support their studies at College and beyond.”