Shrewsbury School

Chemistry: Shrewsbury in the Finals of RSC Chemistry Schools' Quiz

Wednesday 14 March 2012

For the second year in a row, Shrewsbury qualified for the finals of the Royal Society of Chemistry Midlands Chemistry Quiz Competition after narrowly beating last year's runners-up, Wolverhampton Girls' High School, in the second round.

Our team of four consisted of two 5th formers: Chris Papaioannou (PH), Stephen Chandler (Rb), and two 4th formers: Charlie Davis (PH) and Oliver Hope (Ch), who found themselves competing against a strong team from Rugby in the Quarter Finals, held at the University of Birmingham.  The tension was high throughout as the two teams were so closely matched, but Shrewsbury emerged victorious in the end with a 57-53 score.

This set up a semi-final against the defending champions, Camp Hill Boys' School, Birmingham.  We performed extremely well in a closely-fought battle, but unfortunately this proved to be a ‘bridge to far’ and we finished a close second.

This is the first time that Shrewsbury has ever made the semi-finals in this competition.  Let’s hope they can go one or two steps further next year.  Well Done!!


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