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Boys Win Top Chemistry Award

 Three boys in the Sixth Form at the Stamford Endowed Schools have won the prestigious Gold Award in the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Olympiad competition.

Michael Dinwoodie, Charles Dickinson and Patrick Conboy all won Gold Awards in the first round of the competition, which involved a challenging written test of chemical knowledge. The gold awards are very hard to secure and represent a significant achievement by the boys in a competition which tests skills untapped by A-Level examinations.

Special commendation goes to Michael, who has been identified by the RSC Olympiad Selection Committee as being in the top 25 gifted and talented A-Level chemists in the country. He has been invited to the second round residential weekend at Cambridge University at the end of March as part of a further selection process, which will combine both theoretical and practical testing, to find the four pupils to represent the UK in this year’s International Chemistry Olympiad in Washington D.C.

Dr Roy Gosling, Head of Chemistry at Stamford School, said “We have been working all year to develop intellectual curiosity by delving into a whole range of chemical contexts and the boys’ efforts have been well rewarded with each of them securing the Gold award. I am very pleased for the boys; they have done the Schools proud.”