In December, four of our students are eagerly heading to Brisbane Grammar School in Queensland for the national physics competition known as IYPT Australia Challenge 2017. Our school has previously been both champion in March 2016 and runner up in December 2016.

Maria Sullivan is seen here measuring the pressure and temperature of gas in a highly cooled bottle for the question Dancing Coin. Graham Duxbury is recording the changes in pressure using data logging software. Daniel Rutherford and Justyn Hall will also be making the trip, ready to present their research on Flipped Bottles, Rising Straws and Floating Candles.

We wish them all the best as they pursue their passion in science and debate with teams from around the country.