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Chemical magic show delights students at science festival

PUBLISHED: 09:53 13 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:53 13 May 2015

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Orpington pupils head to South Bank University for day of challenges and experiments

PUPILS from Orpington joined students from across Kent, London and Surrey for a fun-filled day of science experiments and challenges at the Salter’s Festival of Chemistry.

Pupils from 16 schools, including Darrick Wood, St Olave’s Grammar and Newstead Wood School for Girls, took part in the festival, which was held at the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University (LSBU) yesterday.

Each school was represented by a team of four 11 to 13-year-olds who took part in a series of challenges. The day included a chemical magic show.

Dr Anne-Maria Brennan, principal lecturer in bioscience and forensic science at the university, said: “It was an excellent way to showcase the subject of chemistry in a way that was not only informative and engaging for young people, but fun too.”

The festival is now in its 15th year.

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