On Wednesday 3rd June I took a team of four students from year 7 to Truro College to take part in the annual ‘Salters' Festival of Chemistry’ competition. The team were Emily Haddrell, River Jones, Taryn Hawtry-Collier and George Wiltshire.
During the competition the students were asked to complete several forensics style tasks using Chemistry set by both the Salters' Institute and Truro College Staff. The pupils were then judged on their ability to carry out the tasks, their team work and their ability to get the correct results. This is a fantastic competition that aims to promote Chemistry to young people.
Richard Lander has been entering this competition for several years now as it provides students with a brief idea of what the study of Chemistry is like beyond Secondary School. This year the students did exceptionally well coming away with a second prize in the Salters Challenge and having a fantastic experience in the process. They should all be very proud of themselves as many of the students that took part were a year older than them. The students all received some small prizes for their efforts and also won a prize for the Science Department. Well done team and thanks for your efforts. You are a credit to the school.
Mr J Roodhouse