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A week of whizz-bang!

Press release issued: 1 July 2002

Media release
A week of whizz-bang!

Salters' Chemistry Camp, 1-5 July 2002

Fifty budding young scientists will spend next week at Bristol University exploring and capturing the fun of chemistry through an action-packed programme. The 15-year-olds have been selected from schools all over the UK to take part in the residential Chemistry Camp.

The Camp, sponsored by AstraZeneca, will enable the students to develop an awareness of and a long-term interest in the subject.

The students will be given the opportunity to tackle a range of new activities, such as using a variety of forensic techniques to solve a murder at Blaise Castle. Other challenges include investigating chemiluminescence or "Cold Light" to find out what makes fireflies glow and controlling the colour change of solutions in time to music.

Professor Guy Orpen, Head of the School of Chemistry at Bristol University, said: 'We are delighted to be hosting this Chemistry Camp in collaboration with the Salters' Company. The Camp is a great way for students to learn about chemistry. It's also good fun and a way of helping to open up the University to a wide range of secondary schools. We're very much looking forward to having the students here.'

In addition students will be able to see chemistry being applied in industry at the Terra Severnside Fertiliser Works. But it's not all chemistry, there is a varied social programme for the Campers including ten-pin bowling and rock-climbing.

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Copyright: 2001 The University of Bristol, UK
Updated: Monday, 01-Jul-2002 10:57:49 BST

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