Year 9 enjoyed watching the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Flash Bang Show last Friday, expertly delivered by Dr Frank Mair. Dr Mair, who lectures at the University of Manchester, educated and entertained the pupils by setting Hydrogen balloons on fire with a bang and wowed them with colourful oscillating reactions that would look at home on Harry Potter sets – along with the necessary dry ice to create the atmosphere!

It will undoubtedly have encouraged some of our pupils, who are at the stage of deciding what options to take for GCSE, to take the option of Separate Science and maybe even consider a career path in Science.