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Chemistry Analyst Competition

Ruthin School entered the Royal Society of Chemistry’s School Analyst Competition for the first time in 2009 when, unexpectedly, our team won the regional heat in Bangor University and then went on to win the national final in Plymouth! We have entered the competition every subsequent year with very little success – until now! Caitlin, Alice and Elin from Lower Sixth travelled to Bangor University and were faced with the challenge of calculating the percentage alcohol in a sample of beer. This drew on a wide range of practical skills from all disciplines of chemistry including organic, inorganic, physical and analytical! They worked superbly as a team and the instructors quickly recognised their competence and understanding. After the competition they enjoyed a buffet lunch and a lecture containing some exhibition chemistry. The judges entered and delivered the results in reverse order.  To our delight Ruthin School was announced to have won the regional heat! The school and the team members will receive personalised trophies in recognition of their success. They are now qualified for the national final in Aberdeen on 22nd and 23rd June. Many congratulations! Ruthin School is very proud of you all.

Posted on: March 30, 2015

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