Salters’ Festival of Chemistry in partnership with The Royal Society of Chemistry at the School of Chemistry
Students from nine schools in the North Wales region enjoy an interesting fun-filled day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry held every year in March. Each participating school is represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds.
During the morning the teams take part in a competitive, hands-on, practical activity, in which they used their analytical chemistry skills. In the afternoon, they competed in the “University Challenge”, a practical activity chosen by the University, in which they were required to create a series of coloured paints using acids, bases and Universal indicators. This is followed by two fun chemistry lectures. The day ends with a Prizegiving at which all participants are given individual fun prizes and participation certificates and the winning teams are awarded prizes for their schools.
The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry is an initiative of The Salters' Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young. The Festival at Bangor is one of a series of fifty-one Festivals which take place at Universities throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland between March and June.