Young chemists come out on top in UK challenge

Students achieve Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in prestigious competition

Five young chemists have proved they are amongst the nation’s best after achieving awards in the 54th annual UK Chemistry Olympiad.

Sir John Deane’s students Willow Kwiecien, Joe Cooper, Jake Roberts, Samuel Beschorner-Birch and Imogen Moore were awarded bronze, silver and gold certificates in the prestigious competition.

Students nationwide took part in the event, which is run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and is designed to challenge and inspire, the UK Chemistry Olympiad is a unique opportunity for students to push themselves further and excel in the chemistry field.

Laurence Potts, Head of Chemistry at the college, said: “Congratulations to all the students who sat this extremely challenging paper.

The questions go far beyond the A level syllabus, encouraging students to think creatively and test their knowledge in real-world situations. They should be extremely proud of how highly they all scored.”

Congratulations to the following winners:

BRONZE: Willow Kwiecien SILVER: Joe Cooper, Jake Roberts GOLD: Samuel Beschorner-Birch, Imogen Moore