Mrs Mac as our science lead organised a fantastic visit to BASF in Alfreton for the children in Year 4. BASF is a very large global chemical company, they began in 1865 by producing dyes for textiles. The company employs around 115,000 people and is most famous for developing Polystyrene in the 1950s.
We were the very first school to visit their brand new (only opened yesterday) education facility. The children had a fantastic time carrying out science experiments using chromatography, exploring how gases expand and testing the ph of different liquids. They also made their very own slime. At the end of the trip the children received a goody bag containing a super book of science experiments to try at home.
Finally, a very big thank you to Councillor Mike Pringle for his help and support in providing the transport to and from the BASF site.