Pupils from 14 schools across the region joined with teams of Bedford School pupils in our chemistry laboratories on Tuesday 22 November to compete in the heats of the Top of the Bench competition.
The event which is organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, pits the best 14-16yr olds in the country in a competition to test their chemical knowledge and practical skills.
It was a tight competition but the Bedford School team of Andy Wong, Johnathan Coughlin, Daniel Smith and Henry He came out top to win the heat and the opportunity to represent the region in the UK final next year. Our second team of Daniel Lumley-Wood, George Winder, Flik Feng and Alex Ward also did exceptionally well to take fifth place.
Congratulations to everyone who took part and all the Sixth Form pupils and teachers who were on hand to organise and assist in this fantastic event.