Oundle chemistry whizzes strike gold

Oundle chemistry whizzes strike gold

A set of young chemistry students from a Peterborough school have won gold in the annual Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

The chemists from Oundle School took part in the challenge from January to June where they sat a monthly online challenge, open to people of all ages, from anywhere in the world.

The series of challenges culminated in a 90 minute written exam for students in Year 12 or below attending schools in the UK.

Gold medal winners from Oundle were Matthew Clayton, Matthew Coster, James Miller, Harry Hutchinson, Michael Hutchinson, all aged 17, and Calvin Koo,
aged 18.

The school also had four pupils who achieved silver awards and four pupils who achieved copper awards.

Head of Chemistry at Oundle School, Jonathan Peverley said: “The resilience of these pupils to persevere with very challenging questions under tight timescales is something that is often talked about as being desirable by universities and I hope
that this is an experience these pupils will be able to utilise during their application process.”

Main pic: Chemists from Oundle school. Back Row from left: Matthew Coster, Matthew Clayton, Henry Robertson, Michael Hutchinson, Finnian Baseley and James Miller all aged 17 with Head of Chemistry Mr Jonathan Peverley. Front Row from left: Harry Hutchinson, Hugh Tomkins, Johanna Carr, Laura Mangiavacchi, Olivia Erskine, Stella Ma all aged 17

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