Highland Physics Teacher receives national award

IOP Award
Photo from Institue of Physics https://www.flickr.com/photos/instituteofphysics/38207986286/in/album-72157662390509558/ : Martyn Crawshaw, Millburn Academy Physics Teacher receives his medal from IOP President Professor Dame Julia Higgins.

Martyn Crawshaw, Principal Teacher of Science at Millburn Academy, Inverness has been awarded the Institute of Physics ‘Teacher of Physics Award’ 2017 for his outstanding contributions to the teaching of physics.

Congratulating Martyn on his achievement, Gavin MacLean, Millburn Academy Head Teacher said: “I am absolutely delighted for Martyn; this is a thoroughly deserved accolade and one which we are very proud of at Millburn Academy.

“Martyn’s award recognises his dedication and enthusiasm as a teacher who instils a thirst for knowledge in his students and enjoys the challenge of presenting new concepts to them.

“The very significant impact he has made on Millburn Academy’s science faculty and the wider school community was also recognised, and the fact that he is seen as a “go-to” person for physics support in the north of Scotland by other schools and teachers was highlighted.

“The appreciation by his students of his engaging and encouraging teaching style and his ability to relate physics to life outside the classroom; his support to new teachers; efforts to organise visits, linking up with industry and his sheer phenomenal work-rate among other attributes were all recognised by the judges.”

Cllr Alasdair Christie, Depute Leader and Chair of Highland Council’s People Committee added: “Congratulations to Martyn on receiving the Teacher of Physics award which was no mean feat against the cream of the crop across the UK. Martyn’s achievement, professionalism and sheer work ethic shared across the Highland teaching community and not just in his own school directly supports the Council’s Programme commitment ‘a place to learn’ which aims to enable all children to reach their full potential.”

The annual Institute of Physics Awards were held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Tuesday 7 November, 2017. The Awards recognise and reward excellence in people and teams who have made outstanding and exceptional contributions to the strength of physics.

21 Nov 2017
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