Today Chemoxy has had a visit from Breckon Hill Primary school as part of the Children Challenging Industry Project which we have been involved with over the past 20 years!
Throughout the site tour we explored the theme of ‘Water for Industry’ science project at school. We had 30 children accompanied by their teachers for the site tour along with the tour guides they visited the Control Room to see the Operators, Fork lift truck demonstration, water curtain demonstration, and ‘Water Balloons’ in the R&D lab was particularly popular which showed a polymerisation reaction in a bag by mixing crystals and coloured water! The R&D Chemists also demonstrated how different types of liquids can be separated in to layers based on their density using golden syrup, coloured water and vegetable oil.
After the tour around the site the children were shown a short PowerPoint presentation on how we use equipment such as agitators, tanks, drums and how we make products for customers and HR spoke about careers@chemoxy .Throughout their tour we gave them specific information on chemicals and their uses, and how their education and hard work will help them be successful in future, along with a quiz for the children about what they saw as they walked around the site.
At the end of the visit prizes for the Quiz (Books on science experiments to do at home) were issued to several lucky winners, as well as a Chemoxy good bag which was given to each student which included the Chemoxy Teddy. Hopefully we have inspired a new generation of scientists and industrialists with the enthusiasm shown by all involved!
Please see our tutorial on ‘Water Balloons’