In the year that Team GB had so much success in the Olympics, Team MTBS aimed to capture some glory in the Liverpool Physics “Polymics”. The Liverpool Physics Polymics is part of Physics Polymics World Wide, with similar events being planned by Richmond University in the USA and other universities in Europe, and is held at the University of Liverpool.
Each team will take part in a series of activities with a physics slant, but also requiring some teamwork, lateral thinking, organisation and planning. The team featured sixth form students Shaun Billows, John Jackson, Tom Whitehead and Josh Edey.
Against strong competition of over 25 other schools, they managed an impressive first place in the ballistic rocket launching event with a huge fifteen metre distance achieved. Consistent good scores followed in events such as “Hunt the Higgs” and developing a code for instructing a blindfolded walker across a fiendishly difficult course.
The team managed a fantastic second place second place overall on the day, missing out by just one point from the gold medal total. The young Physicists were extremely proud of their efforts against strong opposition from all over the North of England and enjoyed a great day.