12 Year 9 pupils visited the University of Birmingham to take part in the Physics Big Quiz. In the grand setting of the Great Hall, the pupils answered 6 rounds of very difficult questions, competing against lots of other pupils from schools all around Birmingham.
They performed very well, coming 10th, 15th and 18th out of 50 schools! Barr Beacon finished as the top non-selective state school in the competition.
There was also an engaging lecture on Astrophysics and life on other planets from a university professor, and pupils had the chance to tour the university. In the pictures you can see them generating electricity for the university simply by walking over special paving.