A team of 4 first year students took part in the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry which was held in UCC on the 20th of April 2016. The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of the Salters’ Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young. The Institute is delighted that the Royal Society of Chemistry is working in partnership with them again this year.
During the day each team solves two different challenges using chemistry. The first challenge is a two hour challenge which is the same for all Festivals of Chemistry held in Ireland and the UK. This challenge is set by the Salters’ Institute. The second challenge is set by each of the organising universities. They also attend a practical chemistry workshop.
This year the Lisdoonvarna team won the Salters Challenge. This was a very good achievement as there were 25 schools taking part. The students involved were Emma Vaughan, Emma Haran, Killian Burke and Dylan Egan. They were accompanied by teacher John Sims.