Salters’ Festivals provide the opportunity for enthusiastic young students to take part in practical chemistry activities which are fun and challenging with a competitive element. Prizes are awarded to the winning teams and all students receive participation certificates.
The Truro School team members were awarded first prize for the University Challenge at this year’s event, where they finished the challenge in the quickest time and solved a complex analytical problem correctly using Chemistry knowledge and team work. The team comprised of two first year students: Nila and Henry; and two second year students: James and Harrison. Students were selected on their academic abilities, and their natural aptitude and enthusiasm for Chemistry.
Chemistry teacher Dr. Brogden said:
As a department, we were very proud when they were presented with their molecular model kits and certificates – the four students were an asset to Truro School and proved that fun can be had whilst solving difficult chemistry problems under pressure!
About Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry
Since 2005 the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry have been in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and they offer one-day fun events held at universities throughout the UK and Ireland. Their objective is to help promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young.