On Wednesday evening Matilda (Y9), Sasha (Y9), Eliza (Y10) and Astrid (Y11) took part in The Royal Society of Chemistry's 'Top of the Bench' chemistry competition. Throughout the eight difficult rounds we kept our ion the prize. However, as much as we chemis-tried we placed third out of 19 teams, scoring 45/50. Following the main quiz we took part in a Kahoot made by Professor Simon Bott from Swansea University, in which Eliza’s incredible knowledge of gallium carried us through. Surprisingly, we won, perhaps because, like protons, we stayed positive. Many thanks to Mr James and Ms Hotchkiss for an AU-some evening.