Nottingham boys’ chemistry triumph

Nottingham High School boys are Top of the Bench in a national chemistry competition’â„Ēs East Midlands heat

Nottingham High School was recently victorious in the regional finals of ‘Top of the Bench’, a national chemistry competition, run by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for 14-16 year olds to recognise and encourage budding young chemists.

The team of four boys from Nottingham High School secured victory against nine other teams from various schools across the East Midlands. All teams took part in a chemistry quiz before doing a Doctor Who themed practical challenge where they had to demonstrate how they would get the Tardis’ cooling system to a specific temperature using only the chemicals provided.

Nottingham High School’s Avik Ghosh, Adith Thomas, Nathan Hancock and Annanay Kapila were presented with their cup by Professor Paul Lynch, head of Biological & Forensic Sciences at the University of Derby. The boys will now go on to represent the East Midlands region in the national final which takes place at Loughborough University in March.

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