We are pleased to announce the appointment of 14 new Physics Factory Ambassadors.

Last year’s ambassadors made a real difference to the young people, teachers and VIPs using the Physics Factory. They spoke to them about studying Physics and how the Physics Factory benefits pupils who do not otherwise have a Physics specialist teaching them. They also helped non-specialist and specialist teachers alike appreciate practical ideas for making Physics relevant and fun. It was wonderful to watch these young people grow in confidence and knowledge through our ambassador initiative. Our four 2010-2011 ambassadors started university courses this September 2012 in Physics, Aeronautical engineering, Microbiology and Oceanography and we wish them every success.

Our new Ambassadors will be joining in with Physics Factory classes shortly – describing what A-level physics is like, why students may want to opt for it, encouraging more girls to continue with Physics beyond GCSE, as well as helping pupils with experiments and explaining aspects of Physics. If last year is anything to go by, their close hands-on help will really make a difference both to some of our students and practising teachers.