In February, 10-year-old Kadii Hamilton travelled down from Birmingham with copies of her debut book, Kadii and the Techni-Bus, in tow to celebrate its launch here at Techniquest.

Supported by her family, the book’s illustrator Kayla Sayers, and ex-Liverpool player — and family friend — Jerome Sinclair, the young entrepreneur signed first editions of the storybook that was inspired by a visit to our site last year.

On the morning of the launch, Kadii was interviewed by Wales Millennium Centre’s youth-led radio station, where she discussed the lessons she’s learned in her journey.

Speaking to Radio Platfform, she said: “I learned that you need to have lots of determination if you want to start your dream and finish your dream.

Kadii and her team, ©Steve Pope, Fotowales

“It isn’t really easy, and if you’re a team you’ll find it a bit easier because if you’re a bit worried or a bit shy, then at least you’ll have the team there to support you and motivate you.”

In our Shop-turned-signing-area, a crowd of families gathered to ask Kadii questions, take pictures, and pick up their very own signed copies of the book written by the ‘STEM-inspired kid-entrepreneur’.

To conclude the family’s day, they caught up with CEO Lesley Kirkpatrick, through whom their connection to Techniquest first flourished, before enjoying the full experience at our site.

Kadii and illustrator Kayla Sayers, ©Steve Pope, Fotowales

We would like to congratulate the Hamilton family on their excellent achievement and thank them for their continued support of Techniquest.

Radio Platfform’s full interview with Kadii, her mother, Sinclair and Lesley can be found here.