Winstanley College students Sophie Gallagher, Emily Harrison and Jamie Spinks have won the right to represent Greater Manchester in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Young Analyst Competition national finals.
The team recently travelled to the University of Manchester for the regional heats where they faced strong competition from some of the county’s brightest sixth form scientists. After completing a series of highly complex experiments using equipment they had never seen before; the talented trio who are former pupils of St Peter’s High School, Ormskirk School and Merchant Taylors’ School respectively, emerged triumphant.
Whatever the challenge, Sophie, Emily and Jamie possessed the requisite chemistry acumen to synthesise victory; they even managed to uncover the secret formula of IRN BRU in the process!
The students were quick to praise STEM coordinator Phil Horner for his role in the victory saying ‘he prepared us well and really encouraged us to express ourselves during the competition’.
Phil was understandably delighted and is hopeful that this will prove to be ‘the catalyst for success in future competitions’.
The national finals of the RSC Young Analyst Competition will be held at Bangor University in June.
Congratulations to Sophie, Emily and Jamie on a truly exceptional achievement, you are officially Winstanley College chemistry legends!