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Boys Are Top of the Bench

Monday, 01 May 2017

  • Top of the Bench Winners
  • Top of the Bench Winners in school

A team of four pupils from the Boys’ Division have won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s national Top of the Bench competition.

Thomas Britton and Thomas Yates in Year 9,  James Leese-Weller in Year 10 and Matthew Schaffel in Year 11 won ChemQuiz at the end of the last academic year, defeating thirty-seven rival schools. Part of their prize was the opportunity represent Greater Manchester at the Top of the Bench competition.

The team travelled to Loughborough University to compete against thirty-two fellow regional winners from across the UK and Belgium. Each pupil sat a thirty-minute individual written test and then the team carried out a two hour practical activity, which had a forensic theme.

The day was a real challenge of the boys’ chemistry abilities and knowledge, but their hard work paid off and they were awarded first place and the trophy.


Click here to watch the announcement of first place and see the Boys’ Division team receive the trophy.

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