A YEAR 12 chemistry boffin from Malmesbury School has won the highest award in this year's Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

Toby Chamberlain was one of 55 students nationally to achieve the Roentgenium Award, placing him in the top 0.76 per cent of the 7,229 students who entered the competition.

Nine other Malmesbury School students took part in the challenge, with William Whitehouse, Dan Booth, Hannah Brunskill and Grace Long achieving the copper award and Sil Bonestroo achieving the silver award.

Headteacher Tim Gilson said: "Chemistry has always been a popular and successful A-level subject at Malmesbury School and it is a great reflection on the staff as well as the hard work and attitude of our students that they all did so well in this prestigious and challenging competition."

To recognise his outstanding achievement, Toby has been invited to attend a residential chemistry camp at St Catharine's College at the University of Cambridge in late August.