Scientific award for Theo

AWARD: Theo Tobias receives his award from Elizabeth Crilly, Ogden Trust consultant

KEEN physicist Theo Tobias has received a boost to his chances of winning a place to study his favourite subject at a top university.

The Grammar School at Leeds Year 12 student has been recognised with the prestigious award of Schools’ Physicist of the Year, an honour conferred by science education charity The Ogden Trust.

The title rewards students for exceptional engagement in lessons and commitment, both to expanding their own understanding and empowering their peers to achieve success.

The Trust selects recipients from nominations made by school physics teachers.

GSAL’s head of physics Tom Rogerson said: “I nominated Theo for his outstanding enthusiasm and dedication and his deep interest in physics.

“It’s a remarkable achievement for him to be recognised in this way.”

A delighted Theo said: “Physics is a subject I am passionate about and I’m hoping to study further at university. It was a real honour to be recognised in this way.”

There was a double success for GSAL’s physics department with Tamanna Dasanjh also being honoured with a SPOTY award.

Recipients of the award become alumni of the Ogden Trust, which offers the opportunity to apply for support through their studies such as scholarships, internships and mentoring.

The regional award ceremony for students from Leeds and surrounding areas, was held at the University of Leeds.

It is one of 25 such events around the country which will award more than 600 SPOTY titles nationally, including a primary award for Year 6 pupils.

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