Success at Chemistry Competition
The Midlands Salters’ Festival of Chemistry took place at Leicester University on the 6 June. The purpose of these Festivals is to:
- Excite pupils by doing practical chemistry
- Give pupils responsibility to carry out investigations “like a real Chemist”
- Encourage team working and independent problem-solving skills
We entered a group of four Year 8 students – Alice, Huda, Lucy and Maiyah. The students had to complete two tasks as a team in the university chemistry labs. The first task was a CSI investigation set by the Salters’ Institute and the second task was based on separation techniques which was set by the Chemistry Department at the University.
After completing the tasks, the students were entertained by an Exciting Chemistry Show whilst the judges deliberated.
SJNCC’s team won second prize out of 16 teams from the Midlands in the Salters’ CSI investigation. They were commended for their excellent investigative skills, fabulous explanations and tremendous team work.