Silver for Girls at Salters’ Festival
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Four Y8 girls from Bolton School Girls’ Division, Yaqeen Alkaabi, Amaani Adam, Molly Bell and Alara Unsal, won second prize in the University Challenge at the recent Salters’ Festival at the Chemistry Department of Manchester University. The challenge involved making a one minute stop clock using the reaction between sodium thiosulfate and hydrochloric acid. The other event on the day, the Salters’ Challenge, was a ‘Who Dunnit, Solve the Murder Mystery’ by identifying the correct white powder that killed the victim. First, second and third prizes were awarded for each Challenge.
Mrs Styler, who accompanied the girls' team on the day, said: “The four girls, each from a separate Form, worked collaboratively and with determination and were awarded second prize for their skill and accuracy at creating an almost perfect timer in the University Challenge. The day concluded with one of the best Flashes and Bangs shows I have ever seen given by Dr Frank Mair.”
Whilst the students were working hard in the laboratory, their teachers were treated to a lecture on the resources available on the RSC website and the research being carried out at Manchester University.
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