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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

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Abigail Scott takes Chemistry into Schools

(20 March 2017)

Third year MChem student Abigail Scott has had her final project for the Chemistry into Schools module featured in the Northern Echo. Working with the class science teacher, Sandra Elliott, Abigail taught Year 5 pupils at Fishburn Primary School a number of different chemistry activities which they then presented to the younger children in Year 1 as part of a very successful science fair. Abigail and the class teacher also discussed the success of the science fair on Star Radio. The Northern Echo article about Abigail’s project at Fishburn can be found here.


Abigail is one of five chemistry undergraduates who have been out on placement in local schools last term, enthusing school pupils about chemistry and acting as inspirational role models for local children. The Department of Chemistry first hosted pupils from Fishburn Primary last November as part of a Year 6 visit day (pictured is Abigail working at the primary school visit day in November) where they enjoyed chemistry hands-on activities in one of our teaching laboratories. The visit day was organised and run by the Chemistry into Schools students. 

Star Radio Interview Fishburn (MP3)