Sir Jonathan North Community College in Leicester ran a series of run activities for students during chemistry week.
By Catherine Mynott
After another successful Chemistry Week, the number of participants this year has been phenomenal with about 200 students getting involved.
The idea behind chemistry week, this year, was to try and complete nine tasks during lunchtimes. Each time an activity was completed, students got their card stamped. Those students who completed all nine activities got a Royal Society of Chemistry pen and a glow stick – about 100 students so far. The nine activities were varied and took place in three science labs and the Learning Resource centre every lunchtime.
Thank you to all the science teachers, science technicians and Mrs Vyas for giving up their time to make the week possible.
Year 10 Triple Science students helped to run the activities. In order to do this, they had to attend training during previous week and then help to run an individual activity. They proved to be very enthusiastic science assistants. They will receive a certificate.
Thank you to the Royal Society of Chemistry for a grant which funded SJNCC’s Chemistry Week.
Chemistry Week is an annual celebration of the chemical sciences, centred around our members sharing their passion with public audiences. In 2018 it took place from 19–25 November, and the theme was 'Chemistry for Everyone'. Members were able to apply for grants from our Outreach Fund to organise activities.
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