On Friday 12th June, 4 Year 8 students represented Sharples School in the Salters Festival of Chemistry 2015. This is an annual event, in which schools from the North West compete against each other in various Chemistry challenges. The students, Jayden Adams, Khalid Hajee, Levi Hazelwood and Mohamed Nagori, had been preparing for this event all year by attending the Chemistry Club organised by Science teacher Mrs N Fletcher. The festival was hosted by representatives of The Salters Institute and The Royal Society of Chemistry and it was held at The University of Manchester. The challenges involved carefully following instructions, making detailed observations of chemical reactions, accurately performing a number of analytical methods and using all of the information to complete a Forensic Science report to deduce who was responsible for a crime. Out of the 20 schools that attended the event, Sharples School was awarded 3rd prize.
It was a fantastic day, where the students got to put into practice the techniques and theory they have been studying, whilst also gaining valuable first-hand experience of what it would be like to study Chemistry at University.