Barton Science Competition

The development of the new Barton Science Centre at Tonbridge School saw them host the inaugural Barton Science Competition, named after Derek Barton, the Nobel Prize winning chemist. This gave a great opportunity for a team of four budding scientists from Tonbridge Grammar School to take part.  A series of practical tasks in Biology, Chemistry and Physics encouraged them to draw on their scientific knowledge to approach unfamiliar problems, in which they analysed samples of acid, made a series of circuits and carried out experiments in flash chromatography.

Pupils from six local schools put their scientific knowledge to the test. Although our team was unable to secure the trophy this year (we came 4th) they made a valiant attempt in a rigorous competition. We look forward to sending a new team of science students next year to further develop their experimental skills and possibly bring back the trophy!