Bassingbourn students come out on top in chemistry contest

08:57 06 April 2014

The Bassingbourn team during the Salters Festival contest

The Bassingbourn team during the Salters Festival contest

Archant

A team of students put their chemistry skills to the test and came out on top in a competition at the University of Cambridge.

The team of Year 7 and 8 students from Bassingbourn Village College beat 19 other teams to take first prize at the competition, which was part of the Salters Chemistry Festival at the University of Cambridge, last month.

They had to complete two challenges: a forensic science puzzle involving chromatography and ion tests, and an exercise where they had to determine the amount of iron in a vitamin tablet.

Liz Philpott, chemistry teacher at the college said: “It was a thrilling day. The students worked effectively as a team and overcame the challenges of using new techniques and machines only available in the university. They are to be congratulated on their cool nerve working under pressure in a Cambridge teaching laboratory.”

0 comments

Yesterday, 09:13
999 response

A County Hall team who ran the rule over ambulance operations have passed on their praise to the NHS trust responsible.

Fri, 13:12
The public toilets in Royston have won the acclaimed prize

Public toilets in Royston have won a coveted gong at the national Loo of The Year awards.

Fri, 10:37
Barbara Charter, chair person of Forget-me-Not presents flowers to Babs Self, for her 100th Birthday

A retired secretary joked about having ‘another 100 years to go’ after celebrating her 100th birthday in Royston.

Thu, 17:01
Roadworks on the A1(M) near the Letchworth Gate junction will be lifted over the Christmas and New Year period.

Roadworks on the A1(M) near the Letchworth Gate junction will be lifted over the Christmas and New Year period.

”North

Most read stories

E-edition