On Saturday 11th of January, a team of four from Penwortham Girls’ competed in the Royal Society of Chemistry “Top of the Bench” competition regional heats. The aim of this is to find the most gifted young chemists in the country.
The PGHS team, made up of one Year 11, one Year 10 and two Year 9s, took part in a practical competition as well as a written test. They then used electrolysis to produce the fuel for rockets and launched them across the lab. This was a great opportunity for students to work in a new university chemistry lab and broaden their knowledge beyond the normal curriculum.
Unfortunately we didn’t make it through to national finals this year but the girls represented the school brilliantly and are a credit to the school. Well done, Sarah, Evie, Abby and Mya.