On Friday 11th November, Judith had the privilege of officially opening “Kid’s Lab”, a ground breaking new educational facility located at BASF‘s Bradford site.
Kids Lab will offer the city’s primary school children an exciting educational experience, through hands-on experiments, in a high-tech facility modelled on a real life science laboratory. Through Kid’s lab, BASF hopes to spark a growing interest amongst the city’s children in pursuing science as a future career path. Judith was joined by pupils from Hill Top Church of England Primary School to celebrate its opening.
Judith commented “ The future prosperity of Bradford is reliant on long-term targeted investment in our local economy. It’s key that we transform our local economy into one which offers highly skilled, well paid, and stable local jobs. Kid’s Lab, as a ground breaking new facility, promises to invest in our children, teaching them valuable scientific skills, through play and fun, which will help to set them on course to prosperous careers in chemistry and science.”
As a scheme, Kids’ lab is run by 40 BASF’ volunteers and over 130 schools. Close to 4000 pupils and around 380 teachers have visited over the years. As a global company, BASF is committed to delivering a sustainable future, which secures environmental protection and delivers social outreach programmes amongst local communities. Approximately 112,000 employees are employed in the BASF Group worldwide.
After the visit, Judith said “I wish to pay to tribute to BASF, and in particular the CEO and his team. I, and the city of Bradford, owe BASF a debt of gratitude. As a business they are a credit to Bradford, BASF play such a huge part in our local communities, through their generous and enduring outreach programmes across our city.”