Four Paulinas (Siyanugi Birabanathan, Natalie Tsang, Eleanor Farry and Cristina Marson) in the UIV attended the Salters’ Chemistry Festival last week and have the following to tell us about their experience: ‘We were selected to take part in the 2015 Salters’ Chemistry Festival at Queen Mary University on the 13 May. We participated in two different competitions against several other schools and watched a fascinating demonstration involving liquid nitrogen and solid carbon dioxide. The challenges included topics such as forensics and chemical reactions. We learned how to work together as a team and combine results to make the most accurate outcomes. We were very pleased to be awarded first prize for the chemical reaction challenge—the more difficult of the two’.