Students win awards in physics and geography

The Colyton physics students

The Colyton physics students - Credit: Archant

Georgia Stidwell, 16, from Colyton, has won second prize in the University of Birmingham’s Young Geographer Photography Competition.

Georgia Stidwell's picture of Seaton

Georgia Stidwell's picture of Seaton - Credit: Archant

Colyton Grammar School pupils have been celebrating success for their physics and geography skills.

Georgia Stidwell, 16, from Colyton, has won second prize in the University of Birmingham’s Young Geographer Photography Competition.

The teenager’s picture - Sunset or Sunrise? - earned her £50 in Amazon vouchers and a feature in the May edition of the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences bulletin, published by the university’s School of Geography.

The judging panel was highly impressed with the entries and the multiple interpretations of the theme ‘Changing geographies in my local area’, which prompted Georgia to explore the challenges facing Seaton.


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“I’m glad that I’ve been able to highlight geographical issues in my local area,” she said.

Meanwhile, four other Colyton pupils have recently won first and second prizes in the #LovePhysics competition, run by The Ogden Trust’s Exeter and East Devon Partnership. It required each pair of students to produce a two-minute video on a physics topic of their choice.

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Year 11 pupils Keir Lewis and Damon Cleaver won first prize and received £125, while year seven pupils Bechan Wills-Dixon and Grace came in second, winning £75.

Damon said: “It was challenging but rewarding, allowing us to express our interest in a subject we were passionate about.”

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