Young scientists are quids in after competition
A GROUP of budding scientists from Teesdale School have proved their mettle by coming second in the North East Royal Society of Chemistry’s young analysts competition.
Year 12 students Sam Arundel, Holly Hughes and Ethan Rawlins, who had straight grade nines in maths and the three sciences of chemistry, physics and biology, were picked from a hat to take part.
A school spokesperson said: “Using teamwork and amazing chemistry knowledge, the team managed to win a £75 cash prize which will be used for new books.
“The team had a blast investigating ‘martian’ soil and took part in a wide range of different experiments as part of the competition.”
Sam was particularly successful in the competition by earning the highest mark for the chromatography task.
Sam plans to study natural sciences specialising in biochemistry at Cambridge University, while Ethan hopes to specialise in chemistry and chemical engineering at the same institution.
Holly wants to go on to study towards an environmental science degree.