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Year Nine Chemistry at Work Day 2014
Tuesday 13th May 2014
Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus
Molly Hitchmough Year 9 student at De La Salle School, St Helens.
Why would a group of year nine pupils put themselves through a whole day of people talking about boring science? Well, Mersey STEM’s Chemistry at Work Day was a whole new insight into the world of modern-day science. The event was held on Tuesday 13th May at Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus in Warrington; you’ll regret having missed out, and if you ever receive the opportunity to go, go!
Our first workshop was a very inspirational talk by a man called Alan Brown who had gone from having nothing to helping some of the world’s top scientist’s research things that have eluded man for centuries. He told us that we can be anything that our hearts desire as long as we try, no matter how clever or intellectually-challenged we are.
In some of the other workshops we made bubblegum scented bath bombs, investigated a crime and searched for our own DNA strands. The experience was inspirational, fun and a fantastic way to escape a day of lessons, but seriously: I’m glad I went! My favourite part of the day was the investigation of a crime because the all the equipment we used was so cool! It’s awesome to think scientists do this sort of thing on a day-to-day basis and get paid! Science is definitely my chosen career path when I leave De La Salle.
Molly Hitchmough Year 9 student at De La Salle School, St Helens.« Back To News