‘Top of the Bench’ Chemistry Competition

Well done to the team of students from Brookvale Groby Learning Campus who won the Leicestershire heat on Wednesday 13th December!  ‘Top of the Bench’ is a national competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Teams of 4 are invited to take part but must consist of 2 Year 9 students, 1 Year 10 student and 1 Year 11 student.  12 schools took part in the local heat.

After winning the Leicestershire heat our team progressed to the regional final which was on Saturday 20th January 2018 at Derby University.  This round consisted of another written task and also a practical challenge which took around 1 hour.  Both were completed as part of a team again.  40 teams took part in the elimination rounds to the regional final of which Brookvale Groby Learning Campus came 10th!

The students involved Oliver Swann (Year 9), Ava Morton (Year 9) Charu Patel (Year 10) and Tim Cowling (Year 11) pictured above, said that they enjoyed taking part in the competition.  I want to thank the students for representing the campus in their own time and also to their parents for their support.  Also thank you to Miss Hawke for going to the regional final on Saturday.

Miss Scott, Teacher of Science.