Winning Chemists!

Royal Society of Chemistry Schools’ Analyst Competition

Congratulations to Maddie Hopkinson, Hebe Smith and Alex Schofield in Year 12 who took first place in the North West regional heats for the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools’ Analyst Competition held at UCLan.

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The team completed a number of challenging written tasks and practical experiments set at first year undergraduate level. They had to apply their existing knowledge and skills to unfamiliar techniques and had to work together as a team in order to complete the tasks within the allocated time.

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The Westholme team performed extremely well to beat teams from 16 other local independent and state schools and win the RSC trophy. Each student received a £30 gift voucher and Mrs Hibberd also won the teacher’s competition! The team have been invited to compete in the National Final held at the University of Sussex in June.

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