This term, Dr. Patchett and a team of eight Year 10 pupils had the opportunity to participate in the Salters’ Discovery day hosted at Aston University.
During the event, Dr. Stephen Worrall and Dr. Katie Chong introduced our pupils to the fascinating challenges scientists are currently addressing in the field of “Green Chemistry.” They shared valuable insights into the efforts being made to protect polar bears and penguins. Our pupils had the privilege of conducting a practical activity in the university laboratories, where they synthesised Ibuprofen using specialised glassware and state-of-the-art analytical equipment. The pupils then conducted purity tests on the synthesised compound.
The day concluded with a captivating careers lecture, featuring presentations from chemists engaged in research, industry, and academia. Our pupils actively participated by asking insightful questions, which were thoughtfully answered by the experts.
We commend our pupils for their outstanding work as scientists and for representing our school with excellence at this remarkable event.