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Fifth Year Students' Competition and Workshop

Chemistry Communication Competition:

Our Fifth Year Chemistry students gave short talks and demonstrated experiments to our First Year students as part of our annual Chemistry Communication Competition.  Each presentation was judged by a team of three judges who kindly visited the school on Friday morning.   Congratulations to all students who took part - they showed great enthusiasm for their topics and engaged well with their audience.

The prizewinners were:

2nd place : Reactions of Acids - Kirsty Docherty, Olivia Heron, Aoibhinn McDonald, Ryan McGrath, Sophie Windsor-Aubrey.

1st place: Periodic table - Ella Burke, Ursula daly, Ciara Fogarty, Ciara Mooney, Lara Sommerville, Kate Gallagher.

Best communicator award was won by Olivia Heron.

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Spectroscopy Workshop:

We continued in our partnership with both TCD and UCD, and hosted Spectroscopy in a Suitcase workshops for Fifth Year chemistry students on Friday afternoon.   Lecturers and postgraduate students led our students through a series of hands-on activities to familiarise our students with ir and uv-vis spectroscopy. Our students benefitted enormously from the opportunity to use university instruments in our school laboratory.   The workshops are an initiative of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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