While being complimentary about my work the new RSC Outreach Fund has declined my request for further support as they are stopping the funding dedicated to this project. Nevertheless, I am determined to continue to run the school-based Chemistry at Work events already booked by the schools although I need to raise sufficient funds to cover the venue, catering and printing costs to run the annual three-day event for Secondary Schools in June at the Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre as well.  This event attracts over 300 students annually from the Secondary Schools in the town and surrounding counties and I have been running it now for 18 years.

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Chemisty at Work has proved very succesful over  the years but the RSC have now decided to stop the dedicated funding given to it. I hope to maintain the school-based Chemistry at Work events with continued support from the new RSC Outreach fund. The three-day central venue events however, in Milton Keynes, are immediately effected by this as they are more expensive to run.

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We had eleven demonstrations running concurrently at Challney High School for Girls last Thursday and this perimitted most demonstrators to have a break during which they were able to see their colleagues in action.  The day was a great success, the girls asked intelligent questions and the Head of Science has asked me to book next year’s Chemistry at Work day again, as soon as possible. All the demonstrators were experienced, some having participated regularly for ten years or more!

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If any Chemistry at Work Organisers are seeking a demonstration and I am available I would be happy to help. I would only ask that the organiser find a demonstrator for my events in return. If I cannot help I could recommend potential contacts.

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