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

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:36
Therfield pupil Joshua McNaught, aged 6, shows off his drawing of Her Majesty.

Staff and pupils in Therfield enjoyed a right royal day at school in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday last week.

Missing widow Helen Bailey from Royston with Arsene Wenger.

Police have made an appeal to Arsenal fans for information about missing Gunners season ticket holder and Royston author Helen Bailey.

Yesterday, 14:42
Kim will be trekking across Iceland for CoppaFeel!

A Royston woman is chuffed to bits after being chosen to take part in a trek across Iceland to raise money and awareness for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!

Yesterday, 14:15
Chef Altaf Hussain.

The chef at the helm of Bassingbourn’s acclaimed Indian restaurant is excited to bring the taste of his Bangladeshi hometown to the village kitchen.

”North

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up