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Peter Higgs' 90th Birthday Card Competition

Event description

We were delighted to receive hundreds of entries to our birthday card competition from schools all over Scotland. Our judging panel was Suzanne Higgs, Christoph Englert and Lily Asquith who thoroughly enjoyed going through all the entries - it was a very difficult decision. The winning cards were presented to Prof. Higgs at a special dinner on his birthday, 29 May 2019. There was a prizegiving ceremony for individual winners at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on 28 Sept 2019.

Photograph of Peter Higgs with schoolchildren at a prizegiving event at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on 28 Sept 2019Photo Credit: Jason Cowan

The winners are:

Nursery-P1 Category

Winner: Julian Augustine, P1 Newport Primary

2nd: Zuzia Nalepko, P1 Duncow Primary

3rd: Emilie Low, Arcadia Nursery

School: Newport Primary School

P2-P4 Category

Winner: Chloe Robertson, P2, Newport Primary

2nd: Cameron Lock, P4, Rhu Primary

3rd: Hannah Young, P3, Duncow Primary

School: Rhu Primary

P5-P7 Category

Winner: Susanna Mackenzie, P6, Clifton Hall School

2nd: Amelia Caldwell, P7, St Patricks Primary School

3rd: Leilah Haines, P6B, Oxgangs Primary School

School: Clifton Hall School

Portrait Category

Winner: Lilly Stratton, P6, Rhu Primary

2nd: Naomi Vilas, J5, Clifton Hall School

3rd: Cara Johnstone, P2, Duncow Primary

Class Card

Winner: P6/7 Brodick Primary School

We are grateful for support from the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics and the Carla Fendi Foundation.

Further Information

You may find the following links useful for physics activities and classroom resources:

Playing with Protons

ATLAS Primary School Resources


Quarked! Adventures in the Subatomic Universe

STFC Public Outreach

Particle Adventure

Peter Higgs' 90th Birthday Card Competition

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