Students enjoy University's Festival of Chemistry

Chemistry competition tests student scientists

Students studying Chemistry at The Radclyffe School headed for the University of Manchester for an exciting science competition. The event pitted the students against twenty teams from secondary schools across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.

The members of The Radclyffe School team were Ayesha Akhtar, Saad Khral, Callum Atherton and Madison Jones.

They were taking part in the annual Salter’s Festival of Chemistry at the university’s Chemistry department. The students competed in two Chemistry Challenges, which was followed by a fun demonstration show, ‘Chemical Magic’.

The day was hosted by Dr Frank Mair and led by staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students. The students had their practical skills tested in the competition, solving a ‘crime’ using forensic science techniques, as well as correctly demonstrating and maintaining a chemical reaction.

Chemistry teacher Forida Begum said, “The day was very inspiring for our students, getting to use the university’s excellent facilities. They enjoyed taking part in the competition and the entertaining show, which stretched their knowledge.”

11 June 2014

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