Salters' Institute Festivals of Chemistry

Ages 7 – 11 & 11 - 14 – Chemistry/Events


Salters’ Institute Festivals of Chemistry


The Salters’ Institute, in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, hold the Salters’ Institute Festivals of Chemistry eache year between mid-March and June. These are popular and inspiring one-day events held at various Universities and Colleges throughout the UK and Ireland. 


Students will experience…

  • Exciting hands-on practical Chemistry challenges in University/College labs
  • Carrying out investigations “like a real Chemist”
  • Team working and independent problem solving
  • Amazing chemical demonstrations
  • Prizegiving ceremony with prizes for winning schools
  • Fun prizes and certificates for all participants

No prior preparation is required. 


Calling all Chemistry Teachers…

  • Hear what the Salters’ Institute is doing
  • Come and meet your local RSC Education Co-ordinator
  • A chance to network with like-minded colleagues
  • Participate in CPD opportunities

Entry is restricted to one team of four students from:-


  • Years 7 and/or 8 in England and Wales
  • Year 9 in England and Wales
  • Years P7 and/or S1 in Scotland
  • Year S2 in Scotland
  • Year 8 and/or 9 in Northern Ireland
  • Primary 6 and/or Secondary Year 1 in the Republic of Ireland


The entry fee for each Festival is £30 (€35) per school (non-refundable) plus travel expenses.  


Don't miss out on participating in one of these fantastic events.


For further information and to apply online please visit

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