Three Lower Sixth students, Ed Winstanley (L6, S), Dasha Romanyuk (L6, W) and Ben Schallamach (L6, BH), represented Cheltenham College at the regional heats of the Schools’ Young Analyst competition, run by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Teams are required to undertake various practical analytical determinations based on problems relevant to industrial or social needs. These are judged for skill, understanding and accuracy and are intended to promote teamwork, all whilst having to adhere to strict safety procedures (one of the chemicals used was chloroform).
Chemistry teacher, Miss Sarah Orwin, commented, “Although the team did not make it through to the national finals, it was a good experience for the students and we particularly enjoyed the demonstration lecture on ‘The Chemistry of Perfumes’. The competitors learnt new skills and demonstrated their existing knowledge, skills and aptitude for analytical science.”