Wrekin College – Salters’ Chemistry Event

30 Jun 2015

Against stiff competition, a group of four Second Form girls came first in the Salters’ Chemistry event at Birmingham University on 23 April. Wrekin College came third in 2013 – this year’s result is a great illustration of how the school is going from strength-to-strength in science. The girls were a credit to themselves and the school.

The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of the Salters’ Institute. Their objective is to help promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young. Since 2005 the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry have been in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Festivals are one-day fun events held at universities throughout the UK and Ireland. They begin in late March and run through to mid June. Salters’ Festivals provide the opportunity for enthusiastic young students to spend a day in a university department and to take part in practical chemistry activities which are fun! Prizes are awarded to the winning teams and all students receive participation certificates and fun prizes.

During the last 14 years over 35,300 students have experienced the fun of practical chemistry through the Salters’ Festivals and sponsorship in support of the Festivals has been raised from over fifty companies.

Congratulations to Georgia Thompson, Kate Grimsdale, Philippa Maddocks and Vani Mahajan, well done everyone!