The Chemistry at Work day at St Michael’s Catholic School in High Wycombe in May was very popular with the demonstrators because  the students showed great interest in the demonstrations. Sadly, one demonstrator fell ill the night before and could not attend. However, this meant I had to step in with my backup demonstration on how chemistry can explain some paramagnetic effects and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the students making their discoveries. Unfortunately, this meant I was unable to see two new demonstrations and give any advice if needed but the reports I received from the teachers were very good. In fact the Head of Science had booked next year’s Chemistry at Work event before the end of the day.

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