Top of the Bench competition
On Thursday 10th November two teams from The Upper took part in the regional heat of the ‘Top of the Bench’ Chemistry competition held at Oundle School. There were 18 teams competing from the Eastern Region. The teams were each made up of two Year 9 pupils, a Year 10 pupil and a Year 11 pupil. After the first practical round of a titration one of our teams was in joint first place with the main rivals, Oundle (both teams having full marks). The second practical round, involving identification of unknowns, resulted in slightly lower scores. An excellent final round in the quiz, which one of our teams won, was unfortunately not quite enough to catch up with Oundle. Overall, The Perse teams came in second and fourth place behind Oundle in first and third. Both of our teams put in an excellent performance and everyone learnt a lot from the experience.