Enter for a Festival of Chemistry

(AGES 13-14)

The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry are now finished for 2019. Applications for the 2020 Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry will open 26th November 2019 when new dates/venues will be released.

This Festival programme aims to motivate students into developing a long term interest in Chemistry and its applications in modern life. Students work in groups with a dedicated university student on an extended practical investigation in a university lab.

Students will complete a non-competitive extended practical investigation with peers from other schools. These practicals use chemistry techniques that are new to Year 9/S2 students and encourage team working and problem solving skills. Each group has a dedicated university student for the duration of the Festival, offering support in the lab and sharing their experiences of university and plans beyond. As well as improving their laboratory practical skills, students will gain a greater understanding of university life and the career options available with a science degree.


Festivals will run between March and July 2020.

Who can participate?

A school may enter four students from:

  • Year 9 in England and Wales
  • Year S2 in Scotland


Only £30 per school (non-refundable).

Any queries, contact us at festivals@salters.co.uk, or explore our FAQs which should help answer your question(s).


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