Super Lucy, 13, wins Christmas competition with creative archery photo and physics study

By Jill Dando News

Lucy Kenchington Year 9, at Priory Community School Academy, in Weston super Mare, Somerset, won a £10 Amazon voucher for submitting a photo of herself firing an archer’s bow at a target.

She beat off dozens of entries in the Christmas art and physics competition launched by the science department.

Students across the whole school were challenged to produce a photo or artwork that captured a startling act of physics in the world this year.

Lucy described the physics element as the bow she was firing, which stores mechanical potential energy when it’s pulled back, and she then examined the elastic potential energy.

Layla Gould in Year 7 finished runner-up with a photo of a candle and a description of how it burning works in physics.

Students across all Year groups have been working extremely hard throughout the lockdown, even when at home via the academy’s excellent online learning programme.

The ambitious academy is part of The Priory Learning Trust.

Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “Lucy produced a terrific entry to this Christmas competition, with some fantastic follow up into the fascinating world of physics.”