Wirral & Chester Partnership

Year of Formation:2009
Hub:West Kirby Grammar School
Co-ordinator:Karen Hill

Partnership schools:Hilbre High School; Neston High School; Queen’s School, Chester; Upton-by-Chester High School; Weatherhead High School; Woodchurch High School

The Wirral & Chester Partnership has had a busy and successful year. Our focus has been to encourage more students (particularly girls) to be inspired by physics by providing a rich variety of events for each year group. These have included masterclasses run in two of our schools by Sophie Allan from the National Space Centre and an open day at the Christie Hospital in Manchester on medical physics. New events introduced this year include a Year 9 STEM careers day as well as a Physics Olympics for Year 7. We have benefitted from having three Teach Physics interns at four of our schools. The team of enthusiastic physics teachers in our partnership are enjoying the benefit of working closely and sharing our passion for physics in our schools.