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Salters’ Festival of Chemistry 2017

44 students from 11 local schools enjoyed an exciting day of chemistry at the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry, held at the University of Leeds.

Each school was represented by a team of 4 11-13 year olds, who took part in 2 hands-on challenges: “The Salters’ Challenge – Who is the Prime Suspect?” and “University Challenge”. The challenges tested the students’ analytical and practical chemistry skills. The day also included a fun lecture and prize-giving.

The winning teams on the day were:

Salters’ Prize: Ashville College, Harrogate, Roundhay School, and Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

University Challenge: St John's Fisher Catholic School, Dewsbury, Leeds City Academy and The Grammar School at Leeds

The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of The Salters' Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young, and to encourage careers in the teaching of chemistry and in the UK chemical and allied industries. 

The Festival at The University of Leeds is one of a series of 49 Festivals which are taking place at Universities and Colleges throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland between March and June 2017.