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Young chemists come top of the table

13 March 2014

A team of four boys from King Edward's School, Birmingham has faced tough competition to come top of the table and win the West Midlands Chemistry Quiz 2014.

The West Midlands Chemistry Quiz, which is sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry, began in February this year and finished in a close fought final on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at the University of Birmingham.

The team from King Edward's School was made up of Habib Rahman and Si-Woo Kim in Year 10 and Alex Fung and Tom Iszatt in Year 11. The team won their rounds against schools including Shrewsbury School, King Edward's Stratford and King Edward's Camp Hill Girls to be matched against King Edward's Camp Hill Boys in the final. Following a tight fought final round the King Edward's School team's chemistry knowledge saw them win the competition and become proud holders of the MacDermid Trophy.

Jenny Parkinson-Mills, Head of Chemistry, said: "This is the first time that King Edward's School has won this competition and the boys have done incredibly well against tough competition to emerge the clear winners.

"We've recently moved into a new modern languages and science building. Had we known that we would need a trophy cabinet, we could have requested they include one in the building plans!"