On the 24th of May the School of Chemistry hosted the Salters' Festivals of Chemistry for primary 7 school pupils. The Festival is an initiative of the Salters' Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry, who is working in partnership with us again this year.
Activities included two practical challenges with fun prizes and certificates for all, and a fun lecture run by our PhD students (led by Dom Carins-Gibson).
This year the School of Chemistry aimed to get more schools to attend. We hosted the following schools:
- Craigroyston Primary School
- Currie Primary School
- George Heriot’s School
- Kirkcaldy West Primary School
- Liberton Primary School
- St. George's School for Girls
- Torbain Primary School
Winners of both challenges were announced after the Chemistry lecture. The judging panel included the School of Chemistry students, academic and technical staff (Elaine Sutherland, Jennifer Anderson, Paul Cowling, Dr. Mark Taylor, Dr Michael Seery). Judging panel said they were very impressed with performance of all teams and the competition was tough. Congratulations to all participants.
This Salters’ Festival of Chemistry is one of many Festivals which are taking place at Universities and Colleges throughout the UK and Ireland between March and June 2019 and is aimed at the school pupils. The School of Chemistry Edinburgh festival is aimed at P7 primary school pupils.