A group of Year Ten students went on a visit to the Chemistry department at Liverpool University.

They were given the opportunity to make super tiny clusters of gold which turned out to be purple or red in colour.  This is because of the way the light bounces about on the particles. 

The students also made models of buckminsterfullerene which is an allotrope of carbon. 

Many complimentary comments were made on how well the students conducted themselves.  It was a fabulous introduction to what they would do at University if they studied Chemistry.