Salter's Festival Of Chemistry Winners!
On Monday the 12 June 2017, Year 8 students: Omar Almitwally, Sofia Carerra-Knowles, Reilly Morphet and Madison Roberts along with Dr. Jones and Mr Haworth, embarked on the short journey to Manchester University to take part in the annual Salter’s Festival of Chemistry Competition.
The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry are one-day events held at universities and colleges throughout the UK and Ireland. They provide an opportunity for enthusiastic young students to spend a day in a university/college department and to take part in practical chemistry activities which are fun! Prizes are awarded to the winning teams.
The main focus of the morning was "The Salters' Challenge", a competitive, practical activity, in which the students had to work together to deduce the identity of the murderer in a Forensic style analytical chemistry challenge. After a break for lunch the students then tackled "The University Challenge", which is a practical investigation chosen by the University. This was followed by an entertaining lecture. The day ended with the prize giving.
The students had some strong competition from 19 other schools from around the Lancashire area. The student worked amazingly well and we were pleased to hear that they had won third place in the University Challenge, receiving a modelling kit for the school!
Congratulations to all!