Salters’ Festival of Chemistry at Queen’s Campus
(26 March 2003)
Young people have the chance to experience the excitement of science with a special event at the University of Durham, Queen’s Campus, Stockton.
On Wednesday 26 March 68 Students from 17 schools in the Tees Valley and Durham region will gather at Queen’s Campus to enjoy a fun-filled day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry. Organised by the TCI Science Education Unit, each school will be represented at the event by a team of four 11-13 year olds.
During the morning the teams will take part in a competitive, hands-on, practical activity, 'The Salters' Challenge', in which they will use their analytical skills. In the afternoon they will compete in the 'University Challenge' where they will have to identify unknown solutions. This will be followed by a fun chemistry demonstration given by Dr Cliff Ludman of the University of Durham.
The day will end with a prize giving ceremony during which the winning teams will be awarded cash prizes for their schools and individual prizes for each team member.
The Festival at Queen's Campus is sponsored by BASF plc, Seal Sands and the judges include representatives from BASF plc, Conoco Phillips, Dow Chemicals, Huntsman Polyurethanes, Lucite International, Petroplus and the University of Durham. It is one of a series of 45 Festivals which are taking place at Universities throughout the UK and Ireland between March and June 2003.
Mrs Leila Elliott, TCI Science Education Unit, Tel: (01642) 868682 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Swain, Public Relations Office, University of Durham 0191 334 0017
Notes to Editors
1. The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of The Salters' Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young.
2. AstraZeneca plc, Elementis and Pfizer Limited. have made generous contributions towards the general funding of the Festivals.
3. Schools taking part in the Festival at Queen’s Campus are: Barnard Castle School, Blakeston School, Brierton School, Conyers School, Easington Community School, Framwellgate School, Freebrough Community College, Grangefield School & Technology College, High Tunstall School, Hummersknott School & Language College, King's Manor School, Nunthorpe School, Our Lady & St Bede's RC School, Rye Hills School, St Leonard's RC School, St Michael's RC School, Thornaby Community School.