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Salters’ Festival of Chemistry

19 April 2010

Salters’ Festival of Chemistry

On Wednesday 24th March the School of Chemistry hosted a Salters’ Festival of Chemistry, welcoming sixty Year 7 and 8 pupils from fifteen different schools from Wales and England. The Festival involved two laboratory-based sessions followed by an interactive DVD science quiz and prize-giving. The morning Salters’ Challenge involved a forensics investigation using chromatography and test-tube tests to solve a crime; the afternoon University Challenge required formation of solutions to give accurate ‘chemical clocks’.

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

The attending schools were:

Amman Valley School

Bishop Hedley High School

Brynteg Upper School

Cathays High School

Haberdashers' Monmouth School

Lewis School Pengam

Llanedeyrn High School

Llanrumney High School

Rougemont School

St. Cyres Comprehensive School

St. Mary's RC High School

The Cathedral School, Llandaff

The Hereford Academy

West Monmouth School

Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni


For further information contact: Dr Simon Pope

Salters’ Festival of Chemistry