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Beth Tweddle MBE

Britain's Greatest ever Female Gymnast


30 November 2015Beth aims to inspire students to take up maths and physics at A - level

Beth met secondary school students from Deptford Green School on a visit to cosmetics giant L’Oréal on Thursday.

She worked with them and the team from the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre at the Royal Institution to build bath fizzies from scratch using baking soda, perfume and petals.

The experiment was part of a Best School Trip Ever! initiative from Your Life, a campaign to encourage more young people to study maths and physics at A-level.

EXPERIMENT: Karl Kwame-Wellington (Year 10, Deptford Green), Beth Tweddle and Shanel Tetteh (Year 10, Mossbourne Community Academy)

Beth said: “I want to inspire young people, particularly girls, to continue with science and maths post-GCSE.

"If I hadn’t persevered with maths and physics at A-level I would not have been able to study the degree I wanted – a degree that has helped me in my post-gymnastics career with setting up my own business.”

Karl Kwame-Wellington, a Year 10 student at Deptford Green school, said: “I think the Your Life Best School Trips are really good because they make people see the interesting side of science and maths.

"I prefer physics because it’s fun and if you study it you could get to invent something.”

Source: http://www.southlondon-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=114737&headline=Gymnast%20Beth%20Tweddle%20aims%20to%20inspire%20students%20to%20take-up%20maths%20and%20physics%20at%20A-level&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2015