Girls into Physics

A group of S2 & S3 girls recently attended a Girls into Physics event at Lockerbie Academy organised by the Institute of Physics.

The girls heard from senior Physicists within the Institute about the importance of Physics in the workplace and how girls can seize an opportunity in careers traditionally dominated by men.

The girls had the opportunity to work with others from schools across Dumfries and Galloway, taking part in workshops looking at a wide range of challenges that require Physics skills to tackle. The RAF and University of Edinburgh challenged them to become engineers, building structures and rockets before testing their creations.

Glasgow University showed them the Physics behind 3D movies while Strathclyde University wowed with the properties of magnets. While a highlight for the girls (and the teachers) was the science of Liquid Nitrogen – including making ice cream in seconds!

Throughout the day the girls showed great enthusiasm and skill in tackling these challenges, showing hard work and ambition. A group of future Physicists for sure!

Mr R Gordon