Students from ten post-primary schools have taken part in an exciting day of chemistry at the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry hosted by North West Regional College (NWRC) on 11th May 2017.

The day began with students taking part in a competitive, hands-on practical activity, “The Salters’ Challenge –Who is the Prime Suspect?- in which they had to use their analytical chemistry skills. In the afternoon the teams went head to head in the ‘College Challenge’ set by NWRC in which they were challenged to make various colours of paint using chemicals. Students were then treated to a fun and interactive lecture delivered by Matty Davidson from W5.The day ended with prizegiving at which all participants were given individual fun prizes and participation certificates, and the winning teams awarded prizes for their schools. St Columb’s College year 8 and 9 boys Eoghan Ballard, Rory Boyd, Adrian Courcelles-Baena and Ronan Brady were awarded 3rd place in the ‘Salters’ Challenge.

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