Young scientists from Blackpool Aspire Academy shine in contest

Award winning science pupils at Aspire Academy.  Pictured is Patrick Lancaster.
Award winning science pupils at Aspire Academy. Pictured is Patrick Lancaster.
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Four young scientists from Blackpool Aspire Academy received prestigious awards in recognition for their excellence in Science.

The awards came from the from The Ogden Trust, a charity which encourages youngsters to study science, particularly physics.

Principal Lisa Shuttleworth-Brown, said: “We are very proud of these students but to have them recognised by such a prestigious charitable organisation as the Ogden Trust is something very special indeed.

“This is testament not only to the students’ ability and hard work but in our drive to raise academic standards in Aspire Academy.”

Patrick Lancaster received the Ogden Trust Award for Physicist of the Year Award. This was presented to him on Saturday in a ceremony at Lancaster University.

Kai Maddocks won both the Key Stage 3 Physics Award and the Physics Particles Project Award for his outstanding subject knowledge in this area.

Michael Lakeman received the Key Stage 4 Physics Award.

Matthew Taylor won the Key Stage 3 Chemistry Award.

Richard Bradley, their science teacher, said staff cannot wait to see “how bright these stars will shine in the future.”