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Great reaction to chemistry challenge

Published on 30/04/19

Students from Hethersett Academy were in their element as they tested their lab skills at a festival celebrating the science of chemistry.

The Year 7 and 8 students tackled two tricky science challenges at the Salters’ Institute Festival of Chemistry, held at the University of East Anglia on April 26.

Their first task saw the pupils become crime scene investigators as they used chromatography and chemical analysis to identify a guilty suspect in a police case.

In the second challenge the Hethersett team used chemicals to reproduce a selection of paint colours.

Hethersett Academy science technician Adam Fulford said: “The students had a really good day working as a team in a proper university laboratory.”