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Salters’ Festival of Chemistry is hosted at the University of Southampton

Published: 30 March 2010
Students taking part in the event

160 pupils from 40 schools in the South Coast geographic region (Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex and Surrey) enjoyed an interesting fun-filled day of science at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry, held at the School of Chemistry on 24th and 26th March 2010, in partnership with The Royal Society of Chemistry .

Each school was represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds who took part in competitive, hands-on, practical activities that utilised their analytical chemistry skills, as well as listening to fun lectures, involving spectacular yet informative experiments.

Current student ambassadors from the School of Chemistry were also involved in supporting and helping at the event, passing their enthusiasm and interest in the subject onto the possible next generation of chemists!

The day ended with a prize giving at which all participants were awarded individual fun prizes and participation certificates, and the winning teams were awarded prizes for their schools.

The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of The Salters' Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst younger age groups. The Festival at the University of Southampton is one of a series of fifty-one Festivals which are taking place at Universities throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland between March and June 2010.

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