We welcomed a new demonstrator, Corrine Kay, a Research Chemist whose Teacher Training College kindly gave permission for her to attend as the experience of working with the students was very relevant to her course.

Once again the day went well, though the before the start there were some quick changes needed due to some demonstrators reporting in sick and being unable to attend! This meant the usual “Demonstrator Break” which I organise was lost and everyone kept going to the end. Also, I delivered one of the demonstrations myself which, as usual, was an enjoyable experience. The students were very interested and some surprised me with their knowledge of science. I prefer to be free to oversee the running of the event I have organised but it is a tribute to the demonstrators that all ran smoothly. My thanks go also to the Science Staff who are always very supportive.

The school are asking to host the event again in 2018.

Derek Jones