The UK Chemistry Olympiad team took part in the international competition last week

UK Chemistry Olympiad team 2013

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A group of students from the UK has scored highly at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Russia.

At the event, held last week in Moscow, the team took part in written and practical chemistry tests against teams from across the world. Their performances were individually assessed - James Pinder (Winchester College) and Philip Leung (Harrow School) were awarded silver medals, and Ravi Shah (Westminster School) and Guy Lewy (Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School) won bronze. 

Nicole Morgan, RSC schools and colleges manager, said 'Our congratulations go to this team of talented students who have represented their country in such a superb manner. We would like to thank all the tutors who helped the team to prepare and the mentors who accompanied them to the Russia. Also, our thanks go to Ineos for their financial support of the team and the UK competition.'