Mad Science and Big Bangs

Mad Science and Big Bangs

Cheltenham Prep's Science Department took a team of four Year 8 pupils to The Salters Festival of Chemistry held at Birmingham University. The festival, which is one of many held at Universities across the country, aims to provide exciting, hands-on practical Chemistry experiences in University and College labs.


The Cheltenham Prep team was set a Salters forensic challenge as well as a University challenge. After this they were given an amazing demonstration of ‘Chemical Magic’ where they saw liquid nitrogen at its scariest, exploding water, colour changing liquids and fluorescent chemicals, amongst others. 


"Our team were successful in achieving a brilliant 2nd place overall in the challenges, out of the 12 schools participating," said The Prep's Head of Science, Faye Wells. "We hope it has inspired them to consider choosing Chemistry as a topic for further studies later in life."

It was a great day and the pupils did the school proud by coming second in the challenges. Well done!

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