Life on Mars?

 

It’s not every day you get the chance to look for life on Mars. But on Wednesday evening, 20th March, three of our year one Chemistry students did! Lewis Glasby, Teegan Spaven and Amy Winduss, took part in this year’s Royal Society of Chemistry North East Regional Schools’ Analyst Competition held at the University of Hull.

Their task was to analyse Martian soil samples to look for evidence of molecules related to life.

Nine teams took part including Hymers, Hull Collegiate, Wyke , Hessle and Wolfreton locally. Our team had a hard act to follow from last year’s winners, but they rose to the challenge with confidence.

The event was judged by the University of Hull’s Chemistry department who looked at a combination of reliable and reproducible data and careful practical work. We may not have won, but our students did incredibly well, had a great evening and made the College proud.