26 Jan 2018

Schools' Analyst Competition

Schools' Analyst Competition

Three of our Lower Sixth Chemistry students, Semay, Matilda and Ishani made the short trip down Brian Clough Way to the University of Nottingham to participate in the Royal Society of Chemistry, Schools’ Analyst Competition.  They were apprehensive but excited at the thought of this new challenge as they knew the competition would be tough.

On arrival, they were told that they would be acting like detectives and solving a crime. Someone had been murdered and it was their job to find out who it was and how they had done it. They used a series of analytical tests and high tech equipment not available in schools to determine how the victim was poisoned.  It was a really enjoyable experience and they all found it really interesting working in a university lab as it was much larger and had different equipment than the Chemistry lab back in school. The task they were set was really fun as it combined using chemistry and chemical tests with problem solving based activities. 

We were delighted to hear that our students had placed 2nd out of 16 teams in the competition!  They won individual prizes as well as a small monetary prize for the School and we are all very proud of them!

26th January 2017