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Spectroscopy in a suitcase visits Richard Rose Sixth Form

Richard Rose Sixth Form Student Ruben Burt

[T]he world needs more chemical scientists, and chemistry skills can lead our young people into a vast range of fulfilling careers. Today Richard Rose Sixth Form students welcomed Peter Hoare from Newcastle University to demonstrate spectroscopy in a suitcase.

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase gives school students the chance to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience. As well as covering the principles of spectroscopic techniques, the activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques.

Peter was accompanied by students from Newcastle University to deliver the workshop which have a strong emphasis on encouraging our sixth form students to consider studying chemistry and also highlight the career opportunities available with chemistry qualifications.

Science Teacher at Central Academy, Rachel Cartmell said: “We were delighted to be able to welcome colleagues from Newcastle university to Central Academy to allow our students to take part in the workshop. It was a great hands on experience for them and gave them access to some cutting edge technology which is not normally available in a school environment.”

Spectroscopy in a suitcase is a school outreach project run by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Currently 36 universities across the UK and Ireland host sets of equipment including Newcastle University.

If you would like to learn more about Richard Rose Sixth Form and to arrange a visit email [email protected] or call 01228 822060.

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