A group of Cheadle Hulme High School Year 8 students beat 15 other schools recently to win a prestigious Chemistry prize.
The four-strong team was competing in the annual Salters’ Institute Festivals of Chemistry at the University of Manchester.
Our talented students got every single question correct in the tough Salters Laboratory Challenge. They had to solve some really difficult codes and complete lots of practical experiments to figure out who stole the Salters Centenary Trophy!
The Salters’ Institute Festivals of Chemistry are a Salters’ Institute initiative in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Their objective is to help promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young. They aim to excite pupils by doing practical chemistry, give pupils responsibility to carry out investigations ‘like a real chemist’ and encourage team working and independent problem solving skills.

Salters’ Festivals are a series of one-day fun events held at universities throughout the UK and Ireland. The festivals provide the opportunity for enthusiastic young students to spend a day in a university department and to take part in practical chemistry activities which are fun. Prizes are awarded to the winning teams and all students receive participation certificates and fun prizes.

Since 1991, over 50,000 students at more than 900 festivals have experienced the fun of practical chemistry through the Salters’ Festivals.