Chemistry trio solve doping mystery to claim science prize

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A successful investigation into doping in sport has led to three students from Sevenoaks School winning a national science competition.

A successful investigation into doping in sport has led to three students from Sevenoaks School winning a national science competition. 

The trio had to solve a sports-related doping scandal as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Schools’ Analyst competition. 

Leyre Troyas, 17, Ollie Webster, 16, and Claire Nesbitt, 17, competed against teams from 19 other schools to win the final of the competition, which was held in the University of Sunderland’s science laboratories. 

The Schools’ Analyst competition is a national event for year 12 students studying chemistry at AS or A level.

The Lady Eleanor Holles School in Middlesex took second place in the two-day challenge, with Beamish Academy in Gateshead coming third.

The final challenge was developed by Dr Lee Williams, senior lecturer in analytical chemistry at the University of Sunderland.

For details, visit www.rsc.org

CAPTION: No dopes: Students Leyre, Ollie and Claire (l-r) in the University of Sunderland’s science laboratories on their way to winning the national Schools’ Analyst competition

 


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