A team from St Gerard’s School in Bangor have qualified for the final of a national chemistry competition, after winning the regional heat of the ‘Top of the Bench’ competition at Bangor University’s School of Chemistry.

The competition, which is for 14-16 year olds, is run by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and heats are held all over the country.

St Gerard’s were one of eleven teams from schools in North Wales that competed for a chance to visit the Chemistry Department of Birmingham University for the final. St Gerard’s will now be travelling to Birmingham for the final which will be held on the 3rd March 2018.

Dr Lorrie Murphy from the School of Chemistry, Bangor said: “We were very impressed with the level of chemistry knowledge shown by all the schools who attended. This year’s regional heat was again another close-fought battle with the winning score an impressive 55/70. We wish St Gerard’s every success in Birmingham.”

Photo From left: Tomos Laing year 10, Oscar Downing year 9, Gwyn Owens year 10 and Owen Hughes year 11 with their Chemistry Teacher Mrs David and Dr Lorrie Murphy