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Trio achieve high finish at Royal Society of Chemistry competition

Trio achieve high finish at Royal Society of Chemistry competition

A group of Rydal Penrhos pupils performed well in the regional heat of a prestigious competition.

Sara Owen, Mili Jayadeep and Alys Cole-King, all Lower Sixth Form pupils at the school, formed the team that competed at the Royal Society of Chemistry "Schools Analyst Competition", which was held at Bangor University recently.

The competition is open to sixth form pupils who are taking an AS level in Chemistry, with the teams taking part in a problem solving experiment in one of the university’s teaching Laboratories.

After a fiercely competitive day of action, the trio managed to secure second place for their effort, narrowly missing out on top spot and a place in the national finals later this year.

This is the latest in a long line of scientific success at the school in recent months, with the team consisting of Gowri Pradeep, Arend Franssens, Richard Wolfendale and Alicia Zhou also coming second in the RSOC’s Top of the Bench regional heat.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “While the girls came agonisingly close to finishing in top spot, they can be incredibly proud of their achievement in what was a highly competitive event.

“Competitions like this are a fantastic way for our pupils to practice what they have learned in a different and challenging environment, and I know that Sara, Mili and Alys got an awful lot out of the experience.”

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