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Chemistry Camps at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Agastya Creativity Campus

The first two residential Chemistry Camps have taken place in India as part of the Yusuf Hamied ‘Inspirational Chemistry Programme’.  At each Camp 60 students in 9 Standard grade (14-15 year olds), from Government schools, participated in a varied programme of practical activities, chemical demonstrations and fun lectures.  They also enjoyed time to socialise with like-minded students.  A team of local teachers mentored the students at each of the 3 day Camps.  The activities were delivered in local languages.  

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Click here to view the photos from the Indian Camps in the Chemistry Camps gallery


The Salters' Institute team would like to say a huge thank you to all the participants, Teacher Mentors and University staff who all helped to ensure the success of the Salters' Chemistry Camps this year.

This year's Camps were held at the University of Sussex, University of Nottingham, University of Bath, University of Cambridge, University of Manchester and University of York.

Further information about the Salters' Chemistry Camps in 2016 will be posted in due course.

Seminar - 'Skills for the Chemical Industry - Training the Teachers

On 3 March 2015, a seminar focusing on the 'Skills for the Chemical Industry - Training the Teachers' was hosted at the Chemistry Centre at Burlington House.

This event was a collaboration between the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Salters' Institute.  The seminar brought together more than 50 participants from the Further Education (FE) sector and industry in adition to policy-makers and other stakeholders.

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Click here to view the full post-seminar report, written by Ian Jones, Jinja Publishing and produced by the RSC