The U6 chemists have been rising to the challenge of self-isolation combining Chemistry with their creative skills to produce a patchwork Periodic Table. It involves sewing a square for each element showing its symbol and will provide the Chemistry department with a memory of ‘Life in Lockdown’. So far 14 girls have joined in the challenge and the countdown of 114 elements has begun. It isn’t the quality or quantity of the finished product but the team work, the realisation that they can sew if they put their mind to it and, above all, using mental stimulation in a different way to equations, reactions and organic mechanisms. I trust permission was sought to use a school blouse for the material for Chlorine!