Priestley’s science students have shown their exceptional talent in Olympiads designed to challenge the best young chemists and biologists in the country.
Former Penketh High pupil Kathryn Da Luz Viera received a gold medal and finished top 9% in the Chemistry Olympiad; which tested Chemistry and Math problem solving.
Charis Chau, a first-year student, received a silver award – a remarkable achievement in a competition usually taken by second years.
With the addition of two silver awards received by Ben Hilton and Amber Ford (top 23%) and three bronze awards (top 39%) this year’s Chemistry cohort really excelled.
Priestley’s Biologists also secured top marks in their Olympiad in which they were competing against 13,000 other students from across the country.
Congratulations to George Bloor, Ewan Howard and Ben Harper who received silver awards putting them in the top 10%.
The paper presented students with topics they are not familiar with, which put their problem-solving skills and understanding of core principles to the test.
A further two bronze awards (top 15%) and three Highly Commendeds (top 15%) were received by Priestley students, a reward for their dedication and hard work.