22 July 2019

Year 10 student Colin was praised as ‘outstanding’ by Ms Young after winning the UCLan Ogden Trust Award for Physics for Priory.

The Ogden Trust aims to increase the uptake of physics for all at post-16, particularly for those from under-represented groups. 

Assistant Headteacher Ms Young nominated Colin and said: “Colin is an outstanding Physics student.

“He has already taken his GCSE in Astronomy and will assist with tutoring other students in Astronomy as one of our Science Ambassadors next school year.

“Being a member of the Ogden Trust means Colin may have access to grants and internships which can help him in the future.”

Twenty-seven pupils have been nominated by their schools as they have demonstrated a scientific curiosity which has enhanced their enthusiasm and resulted in high levels of achievement – often sharing this passion with their fellow pupils. Colin was presented with the award at UCLAN and, while he admits he enjoys Physics, he does lean towards other sciences.

“Biology is my strongest subject and I think I want to be a researcher in Biology in the future. I was surprised but honoured to win the Ogden Trust Award from UCLan. I was given gift vouchers which I have already spent on books!”

It is the tenth time UCLan has hosted the prestigious event which celebrates the abilities and achievements in physics of the highest achieving Years 10 and 12 pupils from across Lancashire.

Picture shows winners from other Lancashire schools being awarded their certificates.