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Salters’ Chemistry Camps at York

Posted on 17 July 2015

60 school pupils from the UK and Ireland have been selected to participate in a residential Salters’ Chemistry Camp for 15-year olds at The University of York next week.

Salters' Chemistry Camp

Taking place from 21 – 23 July, the Camps will enable students to participate in the fun of chemistry and motivate them to develop a long-term interest in the subject through an action-packed programme.

Each student will be given an opportunity to tackle a variety of new activities, including exploring the reasons why jellyfish glow in the dark and determining the percentage of copper in a 2p coin in the ‘Complex Chemistry’ task.

Other activities include investigating oscillating reactions, the principle of which is related to the process that gives tigers their stripes, and the chance to make and purify their own sample of anaesthetic in the ‘Cheaper Benzocaine’ activity.

Susan Woodhead, Institute Administrator at Salters’ Hall, said: “It’s not all chemistry, there is a varied social programme for the Campers including a Materials lecture, a fun quiz and a Science Trail!”

The Salters’ Chemistry Camp at The University of York is sponsored by The Salters’ Institute, The Armourers and Brasiers’ Company, The Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Sigma Aldrich, The Royal Society and The Royal Society of Chemistry.