Wise guys of science

2016-09-20 06:00
Celebrating Westerford’s achievements in the recent SA National Youth Science Olympiad are, from left, Muhammad Amien from Rylands, teacher Philippa Bodenstein, Daanyaal Hajwani from Pinelands, principal Rob le Roux, third-place winner David Broodryk from from Newlands, Olympiad convenor Case Rijsdijk, teacher Faieda Moos, Mu-Aath Upadhey from Sybrand Park and Thomas McDougall from Tokai. PHOTO: GARY VAN DYK

Celebrating Westerford’s achievements in the recent SA National Youth Science Olympiad are, from left, Muhammad Amien from Rylands, teacher Philippa Bodenstein, Daanyaal Hajwani from Pinelands, principal Rob le Roux, third-place winner David Broodryk from from Newlands, Olympiad convenor Case Rijsdijk, teacher Faieda Moos, Mu-Aath Upadhey from Sybrand Park and Thomas McDougall from Tokai. PHOTO: GARY VAN DYK

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Westerford High school in Rondebosch is celebrating some wise learners in the physics department with five of them in the top 50.

The results of the SA Physics Olympiad, SAPhO, hosted by the SA Institute of Physics, were announced at the end of August.

At Westerford, David Broodryk, a Grade 12 learner, was in third place with 72% – just pipping classmate Thomas McDougall who came fourth with 71%.

Mu-Aath Upadhey and Muhammad Amien received merit awards for being in 10th and 13th spots respectively while Daanyaal Hajwani got an honourable mention in 44th place.

“South Africa, like every other country in the world, has among its youth, a latent talent that needs to be identified, nurtured and monitored to allow them to reach their full potential,” says Case Rijsdijk, convenor of the Olympiad.

Conrad Strydom, a Grade 12 learner from Hermanus High School in the coastal resort in the Western Cape was the top-scoring learner in this year’s Olympiad with a score of 75%. In second place was Ahmed Dhansay, a Grade 12 learner from Bishops, in Rondebosch, with a score of 73%.

Rijsdijk says he is grateful to the Department of Science and Technology and the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement for their support and funding.

SAIP is the voice for physics in South Africa.

It is a professional body for practising physicists in a variety of disciplines ranging from cosmology to medical physics.

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