Once again the annual Chemistry at Work event at AGS was a great success and this time we had a new demonstrator Karley Weir who  joined our team from TrichoCare and explained the chemistry of hair and the dangers of hair dyes with her demonstration entitled “Lovely Hair – Painful Skin. We had enough demonstrations on the day for most demonstrators to have a break and see their colleagues in action which they often tell me gives them ideas for delivering their own demonstrations.

We already have twelve  Chemistry at Work days confirmed this year. They comprise the two annual three-day events at the Milton Keynes City Discovery  Centre (for Secondary Schools, and Junior Schools, demonstrator spaces) and six school-based days at:

Ashton Middle School (full),
Aylesbury Grammar School (full),
Aylesbury College (full),
Tring School (demonstrator spaces),
John Colet School (full) and
Princes Risborough School (demonstrator spaces).

Event dates.

Aylesbury College of FE  is our first Post 16 event and we are hoping to have some Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School School students also taking part.

It has been a good start to this year and with about 2000 student expected to take part during the year.

Derek Jones

Once again their Chemistry at Work  event was a great success. Mr. Row, the Head Teacher, came to see the demonstrations and spoke very positively about this now annual event. This year we had  some demonstrators new to Chemistry at Work: Lucy Harman a Chemical Engineer who graduated in July and fascinated them with her subject, and its career opportunities, plus Simon Dudley, from  Transport for Bucks, who is familiar with instructing young people and  gave them practical opportunities to learn about some of the chemistry behind road construction and winter maintenance. The school have booked the event again for November 2015.

Once again, this event was a great success and the schools are all hoping to be able to bring their Year 6 pupils again next year. We had a total of 36 demonstrations running over the three days and over 600 pupils took part. As usual, their enthusiasm and good questions impressed the demonstrators.

The dates for this Year 6 event Next Year are:

Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October 2015.