On Friday 8th January, 10 Leaving Certificate Chemistry students headed up to NUI Maynooth for an intensive practical workshop. They were guided through 10 of the more different experiments from their Chemistry coursework and also got a valuable chance to see some of the more complicated analysis machinery which they study about but are not available for use in schools.
The leaders of the workshop linked their course with day to day life and the students got a chance to see the processes of drug testing, blood alcohol testing and also some forensic procedures. All of our students managed to get great results from the experiments and gained a thorough understand of each of the procedures. Not only did they get take away their experiences from the day, but they also got a booklet full of important notes and guidelines which they can use for their own study. Overall it was a very productive day!