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The Salters’ Chemistry Camps have been running for 18 years with a total of 185 Camps taking place, hosted by 15 different Universities across all parts of the UK and 9,500 students have had the opportunity to participate.  This has been a very successful project, but in order that the Institute can develop new projects in the run up to the Institute’s Centenary in 2018, as well as planning to expand the Festivals programme, it has been decided to end the Camps programme with immediate effect.

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved with making the Salters’ Chemistry Camps so successful over such a long period, which includes University staff, Teacher Mentors and not least the thousands of students who participated. 

We now look to the future and in addition to the new and exciting Institute projects now in the pipeline, the Chemistry Camps continue in India where we have just held the first two Camps in Bangalore and Kuppam with many more planned over the next few years as part of the “Inspirational Chemistry Programme” sponsored by Dr Yusuf Hamied and in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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

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