Salters’ Chemistry Festival

On Thursday 22nd May, Mrs Carrington took four year 8 students to Bath University to take part in Salters’ Festival of Chemistry. These festivals provide an opportunity for students to work in a university chemistry laboratory, taking part in fun chemistry challenges in competition with other schools.

The day started with the “Salters’ Challenge”, a competitive, practical activity. Then after lunch another practical activity took place, “The University Challenge”, which was followed by a fun demonstration of exciting chemical reactions. Our students worked together really well, demonstrating excellent teamwork, good practical technique and a methodical approach to the task.

They were fantastic ambassadors for the school, and their efforts were rewarded at the prize giving when they were awarded third prize in the “University Challenge”, winning a molecular model kit for the school. I was immensely proud of all of them, this was a really well deserved prize. Well done to Bryan, Caitlin, Tia and Zac.