Na­tional glory for top physics stu­dent

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

BRIL­LIANT King’s School Mac­cles­field Sixth Form stu­dent Dmitri Whit­more has scored a golden dou­ble with top medals in both the Math­e­mat­ics and Physics Olympiads.

His lat­est suc­cess came in the Physics event when the 17-year-old straight A star stu­dent recorded the high­est score ever pro­duced by a King’s School stu­dent.

He has now been tipped as a po­ten­tial, if not prob­a­ble, pick for Team GB in the forth­com­ing global Physics tour­na­ment.

The King’s School’s Head of Physics Stephen Hart­nett said: “In my 14 years at King’s, I have never seen such a high score. That put’s him in the top 50 in the UK and I ex­pect him to sail through the next round and be in con­tention for a place in the na­tional squad for the Physics Olympiad in Zürich, Switzer­land and Liecht­en­stein held in July 2016.”

How­ever, Dmitri who has been win­ning awards since he was a tod­dler in the King’s In­fant and Ju­nior Depart­ment still wants to pur­sue his first love of Pure Math­e­mat­ics.

He said: “I have ap­plied to St John’s Col­lege Cam­bridge and hope to study Math­e­mat­ics. I en­joy work­ing through a prob­lem and find­ing a neat lit­tle trick to un­lock the an­swer or when some­thing new comes into the back of your mind that helps you solve the puz­zle.”

●● Will Mayer screws one of the boxes to­gether

●● Natasha James with a nest­box kit

●● Tilly Melvin with the fin­ished prod­uct

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