On the 23rd March, a team of two Form 3 students, one Form 4 student and one Form 5 student represented Northern Ireland in the ‘Top of the Bench’ national final. The team consisted of Jessica Lane, Katie McCarney, Daisie Donaldson and EJ Nazareth, and they were up against thirty other schools representing local sections from the United Kingdom and Belgium.
The aim of the competition is to raise student’s awareness and enthusiasm in Chemistry and to make them aware of what Chemistry is like at university. This year’s theme was the Periodic Table and took place as a remote virtual event for the first time in the competition’s history. The team performed very well indeed to finish in the top 10 overall.