Congratulations to twelve Winstanley students who recently took part in the UK Chemistry Olympiad, which is the leading chemistry competition for students across the British Isles. They all did extremely well, taking four bronze and seven silver certificates, despite completing their first round of the competition remotely from home.
This enriching experience is a unique opportunity for students to push themselves further and excel in the chemistry field. The 2-hour paper covered six challenging questions from: life on Venus, capturing carbon to Donald Trump and the Coronavirus. This opportunity will help these budding chemists develop critical problem-solving skills, learn to think more creatively and get a chance to test their knowledge in new, real-world situations.
Chemistry teacher Mhairi Birchall, who organised the competition for the students said; ‘I am immensely proud of all the students who took part this year during a particularly stressful time. They have shown great determination to participate in the competition and for them to do so well also is fantastic.’