Top of the Bench 2019

Recently a group of keen young Sidcot chemists took part in the annual Royal Society of Chemistry's 'Top of the Bench' competition at Bristol University.

The team, comprising Zach Townsend (Lower Fifth), Theo Pundsack (Lower Fifth), Luca Cuckson (Upper Fourth) and James Wroath (Upper Fourth), worked carefully and safely to carry out some chemistry experiments in the university laboratories, under the watchful eye of Bristol University lecturers and scientists. The day concluded with some excellent and exciting demonstrations involving catalysts, liquid nitrogen, dry ice and hydrogen-filled balloons to name a few. The team did not win the top prize, however experiencing science in a university setting was invaluable.

Tamara Reed
Science Faculty