27 January 2017

Year 10 pupils win the Kent Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry Challenge

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On Wednesday 25 January, a team of four Year 10 pupils took part in the Kent final of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry Challenge. The team had already achieved the highest score in the region in the first round of the competition held in December. The team (Tom Langford, Aston Weekes, Douglas Hoyer and Oliver Norris) competed in four close-fought rounds. Challenges included a chemistry knowledge quiz, memorising and recalling facts about six obscure elements such as promethium, determining the identities of five colourless liquids and then identifying numerous solids using flame and gas tests. 

The team thoroughly enjoyed the day but still took things very seriously. In the end, the team came out as victors beating Simon Langton Grammar School by a single point. The team now goes on to represent the Kent section in the regional final to be held in London in March.

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