Year 8 Careers Fortnight – Chemistry at Work 201705 June 2017
Before half term, Penryn College hosted a Chemistry at Work event as part of our year 8 careers fortnight.
The event is one of a number being held throughout the UK which aim to introduce students to their local chemical industry.
A wide range of companies and organisations were represented including: Cornwall College, Rick Stein and Jill Stein – The Seafood Restaurant, 3D Kernow, Falmouth Marine School, Plymouth University and the University of Exeter. They demonstrated how chemistry learnt in school is used by a variety of people in their work.
Year 8s were shown the applications of chemistry through short talks and interactive presentations. Each student had the opportunity to ask questions and take part in the experiments and activities.
“The event should give you lots of ideas and examples of how chemistry and science is used in everyday life” – Dr Beth Anderson, RSC Regional Coordinator Chemistry at Work.
Thanks to Cornwall Education Business Partnership for co-ordinating this with us and to the Royal Society of Chemistry who sponsored the event.