Young Chemists compete in regional competition

Four of Truro School’s 1st and 2nd Year chemists recently competed in the Salter’s Challenge, a national chemistry competition for aspiring chemistry students.

Soumya Sen, Madison Glinski, Ben Ashe and Tom Stephens joined forces to show off their chemistry knowledge. The team were highly successful in both the academic and practical elements of the challenge. They impressed the judges and placed second in the tightly fought South-West competition.

Speaking about their achievement, Soumya said

“We really enjoyed the competition. For us it wasn’t so much about winning but more about enjoying the experience. We’ve been doing a topic similar to this in lessons this term so that was really useful.”

Chemistry teacher, Mr Gustafsson added

“The students were a real credit to themselves and the school on the day, and as a team worked extremely hard and effectively in the challenge. All four of them demonstrated superb practical skills.”