This is an annual contest, supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry, which celebrates both Chemistry and Christmas.
Earlier this year, the Noble Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two female scientists: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna. Their win increased the number of female winners from 5 to 7. To celebrate this achievement, this year’s ‘O Chemistree’ theme is ‘Women in Chemistry’.
All participating schools are required to decorate their tree or classrooms with images of all the female Chemistry Noble Prize winners to date, whilst including some Christmassy content, too!
So far, our pupils have decorated their Chemistree, and also started an ‘advent window’, where each day they will either celebrate a female scientist, or share some fun science facts. This has included a poster about Marie Curie, who won the Noble Prize for Chemistry in 1911, information about the molecules found in popular Christmas vegetables and the science of a snowflake.
To follow along with this competition, please follow the Dollar Academy Twitter account, where we will be sharing some more images of the Chemistry Department’s advent window.
To find out more about the competition, click here.