The kids of GSK
April 26th was National Take Your Child to Work Day and GSK sites across the US opened their doors to kids of GSK. While we were at it, we also opened some windows to future careers in science, social media, health and nutrition, and even robot manufacturing!
Across US sites in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, and New Jersey – April 26th was not the average school day for kids, 2nd through 8th grade, whose parents work at GSK.
As our doors opened on Thursday morning, we welcomed more than 500 kids to our offices in Warren, Raleigh, Upper Merion, Rockville and the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The day consisted of:
Kids learning about the importance of being self-aware of their health.
- In Philadelphia, Vetri Community Partners visited the Navy Yard and taught the kids the importance of healthy eating and how much fun it is to cook. These kids went home with skills to make Cilantro Lime Lettuce Tacos and a list of other kid-friendly cooking recipes.
- In Raleigh and Philadelphia, kids burned off extra energy and learned the importance of being active at work while visiting the GSK office fitness center and by running around an obstacle course in a large conference room.
- Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute led an interactive session that taught our young guests about science, gravity, and balance, and in North Carolina, kids worked like astronauts in space building and designing robots and completing puzzles with huge space gloves outside with the GSK Science on Your Street STEM van.
- At our Upper Merion site, we shared several lab demonstrations which included density and interaction of gas and liquid, use of light in biochemistry, and we made ice cream using cream, salt, and ice cubes.
- And for 7 middle schoolers in RTP, we handed over our social media accounts and asked them to take over. If you missed it, follow us on our social channels (Twitter, IG, Facebook) and check out some pics from across the US.
- And across our sites, parents of the kids tested their camera skills and phone battery levels as they captured priceless moments of their kids at work.
Even though the kids missed a day of school – we hope they ended their day feeling like they learned something new.