Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has worked in partnership with multinational safety testing company Dekra to create a Live Brief for A Level Chemistry students.
Dekra donated chemistry equipment worth £4,000 and representatives attended the Eastleigh-based college on Monday 15th May to help show staff how to set it up.
Dekra, which has offices in the nearby Southampton, specialises in product safety testing, including Chemical testing.
Its collaboration with the College aims to deliver innovative annual Live Briefs to students on the A Level Chemistry course.
Pictured above: A Dekra representative, Aaron Venn, shows staff how to set up the donated equipment.
Director of Science at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Dr Nathan Cheung, spoke about the project:
The development of a ‘Live Brief’ by Barton Peveril and Dekra is a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage in real-life industrial problems by carrying out an experiment and sharing their results with a local employer. The Live Brief investigation will be carried out by all our 1st Year A Level Chemistry students and will therefore also promote their team working, evaluative and practical skills. Dekra has very kindly donated specialised apparatus for our students to carry out the investigation and so this will allow the same amazing opportunity for future students. As last year, we will be taking some of our students to visit the Dekra site in June where they conduct various safety tests on chemicals. We look forward to working with and developing our partnership with Dekra and providing further enrichment opportunities for our students.”