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Lower Sixth Chemistry Industry Competition

13 Jun 2022

Today saw the culmination of Lower Sixth’s Trinity Term Chemistry Industry Competition, following weeks of project management work by several of our aspiring chemists.

Students were split into three teams at the start of term and assigned a fictitious brief concerning the use of renewable energy on public transport.

Teams were ‘awarded’ funding to carry out a project assessing the construction and development of global solutions for sustainability and green industry credentials. As part of their projects, students had to analyse the costs of producing biodiesel and bioethanol to support a company’s fleet of 32 buses, while recommending which biofuel would be most suitable for the company.

Students presented their findings through 10-minute presentations to an audience made up of Year 10 pupils in Big School this morning.

Well done to all Lower Sixth chemists who delivered articulated and well-researched presentations, especially BDE Solutions, which was announced as the overall winning team of the competition.

Our thanks to today’s judging panel for giving up their time to support the event. Judges Mrs. Beadnell, Dr. Cosstick and Dr. Butterfield were joined by industry experts Stuart Culley, of Keltbray, and Emma Hughes, of Jacobs.