Posted on April 17th 2018
Salters' Festival of Chemistry 17 April 2018
The students were very professional and worked hard on both challenges (Salters and University). There were 23 other schools, more than in smaller festivals in other parts of the country - making their chances of winning lower. In the University Challenge they had to alter the conditions of a reaction to make it occur in 60 seconds. They were one of two teams who managed to get exactly 60 seconds and won on the basis of their write up!
Please congratulate the students when you see them, this is a fantastic achievement.
On 16th April I went to University College London (UCL) to take part in the annual Salters’ Festival of Chemistry, with 3 other students. It was their 100 year anniversary.
We took part in two challenges: the Salters’ Challenge - which was using different science skills like chromatography to find out who was the person who stole the trophy; and the University challenge - which was using our knowledge to help make a reaction take place in exactly 60 seconds. It was a close call as us and another school got exactly 60 seconds but we won as we wrote a great report.
It felt great to win and i was over the moon that day. At the end we experienced a great demonstration lecture and the lecturer made ice cream using frozen nitrogen! We all got a cup to eat, which we enjoyed with our winnings!
Noor, Year 8