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Pupils at a Salters' event last year
Pupils at a Salters' event last year

Press Release - 18 July 2007

Jellyfish fun for school pupils

The science behind glow-in-the-dark jellyfish will be explored by 100 school pupils from across the UK in two ‘chemistry camps’ at the University of Bath.

The residential events for 15-year-olds will run from 23 to 25 July, and from 25 to 27 July.

The pupils will tackle a variety of new experiments and activities, including research into the properties of ‘cold light’ that makes jellyfish glow in the dark and producing a photograph without a camera, known as ‘blue printing’.

As well as hands-on practical work in the University’s chemistry labs, the action-packed programme will include lectures and social activities.

The camps are organised by the Salters’ Institute to give young people the opportunity to enjoy the fun of chemistry and motivate them to take a long-term interest in the subject.

In the last six years 2,550 students have been on a Salters’ Chemistry Camp and this year 800 students will attend 11 camps at universities across the UK.

The Salters’ Chemistry Camp is sponsored by The Salters’ Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, The Royal Society and The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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