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Salters' Chemistry Festival

26 May 2011

Salters Chemistry Festival at Cardiff University

On Wednesday 4th May the School of Chemistry hosted the annual Salters’ Festival of Chemistry, welcoming sixty Year 7 and 8 pupils from fifteen different schools from across Wales. The Festival involved two fun-packed laboratory-based sessions, followed by an interactive DVD science quiz and the final prize-giving.

Salters Chemistry Festival 2011

The morning Salters’ Challenge involved a forensics investigation to solve a murderous crime! The students used flame tests and test-tube reactions to analyse samples collected at the scene of the crime and from the suspects. The afternoon University Challenge asked the students to produce a new Rainbow pH Indicator. The pupils aimed to make an indicator which gave the best range of colours for acid-to-alkaline solutions.

The School of Chemistry would like to thank all teachers and pupils for attending and making the day such a brilliant and fun success.

The Chemistry Festivals are an initiative organised by the Salters Institute in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Salters Chemistry Festival 2011


The attending schools were:

Barry Comprehensive School, BarryBassaleg Comprehensive School, NewportBishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil
Blackwood Comprehensive School, CaerphillyCathays High School, CardiffGlan Afan Comprehensive School, Port Talbot
Glyncoed Comprehensive School, Ebbw ValeLewis School Pengam, CaerphillyPorthcawl Comprehensive School, Porthcawl
Queen Elizabeth High School, CarmathenRougemont School, NewportSt. Alban's R.C. High School, Newport
The Cathedral School, LlandaffYsgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, NewportYsgol Gyfun Maes Yr Yrfa, Llanelli
Salters Chemistry Festival 2011


For further information contact: Dr Simon Pope