Chemistry students have winning formula

Young chemists from Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College were in their ‘element’ after taking first prize at the Royal Society of Chemistry Merseyside Young Analyst Competition.

Lower Sixth students Amelia Whitehead, Ben Mayoh and Alison Hutchinson, fought off competition from 24 other teams from across Cheshire and Merseyside at the prestigious competition, hosted by the University of Liverpool on Saturday, March 4.

The trio, who all wish to pursue medicine as a career, had the chance to use the state-of-the-art University laboratory for a series of specially designed tests that proved their ability to obtain accurate results whilst also working as a team.

Winning chemists, from left: Amelia Whitehead, Ben Mayoh and Alison Hutchinson.

Anne Thomas, Head of Chemistry and Physics at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, said: “I’d like to congratulate Amelia, Ben and Alison for their outstanding performance in the competition.

“They worked hard to prove they have the knowledge and practical skills and fought off tough competition from some of the best young chemists in the North West.”

The team are now preparing for the national finals, which will be held at Sussex University in June.

Pictured:  Winning chemists, from left: Amelia Whitehead, Ben Mayoh and Alison Hutchinson.