Science fun day excites pupils

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Youngsters from schools across Sheffield enjoyed a fun-filled day of science.

The day was part of the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry at Sheffield University.

A total of 18 schools from the city were each represented by a team of four young people aged 11 to 13 during the event.

During the day, youngsters took part in a number of interesting practical activities including The Salters’ Challenge, which helped to develop their analytical chemistry skills and scientific knowledge.

Dr Lindsay Hewison, from the university, said: “Events of this nature, with competitive challenges and demonstrations, help to promote the fun side of chemistry.

“One of our aims is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among young people - I think we achieved that.”