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Salters Festival Success for our Scientists

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Last week four King’s Hall scientists competed in the prestigious Salters’ Festival of Chemistry at the University of Bristol.

Salters’ Festivals are a series of one-day events held across the UK and Ireland. They are designed to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among young children. Just some of the benefits include developing practical and problem-solving skills, carrying out investigations, and interacting with like-minded pupils.

Taking part in this year’s festival were Year 7 pupils Ruby Beresford, Cameron Wallace, Beth Worthy and Gus Gompels. The group faced 15 other schools, with many comprising of Year 8 pupils.

The budding chemists competed in a series of practical challenges which placed emphasis on the logical deductions made from observation – the true bread and butter of science! And we are now pleased to say that our team placed an excellent second.

Commenting, Head of Science, Joe Hayden, said: “This is a fantastic achievement. Third last year, second this year, what could possibly happen next year? We sure hope to find out!”

Also in science this week, our Year 6s went to King’s College for a special biology workshop. The pupils examined the school ponds to learn about the wildlife which inhabits its waters, and even used a microscope to take a closer look at their findings. It was a fantastic day in which the children were able to brush up on their existing knowledge, while also picking up some new skills.

Published on: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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