Longridge wins chemistry contest

Longridge Towers students Elizabeth Allis, Meagan Farrington, Nicholas Howard and Roy Siu won the Salter's Challenge at the Salter's Festival of Chemistry at Newcastle University.

Saturday, 2nd July 2016, 08:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 12:08 pm
Longridge pupils Elizabeth Allis, Meagan Farrington, Nicholas Howard and Roy Siu won the Salters Challenge at the Salters Festival of Chemistry at Newcastle University

They brought home the trophy ahead of 16 schools from Northumberland, Newcastle and Durham.

The challenge was a forensic investigation using chromatography and test tube reactions.

The students were judged on their investigative and organisational skills, teamwork and ability to work safely.

This is the second time in the three years that a team from Longridge Towers School has won this competition.

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Since 2005, the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry have been in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry. The one-day fun events are held at universities throughout the UK and Ireland. They also provide the opportunity for enthusiastic young students to spend a day in a university department and to take part in practical – and fun – chemistry activities.