Unbreakable Resilience

This sharing comes from one of our #WorldChangeAgents*, Susan L., who regularly serves with our 'Beyond Awesome' program.  She spent some time reflecting on a recent Easter-themed workshop we organized for our students.

Our workshop was curated + led by the passionate Yi Han, who is currently a scientist at the National University of Singapore.   We led students through an incredibly entertaining and socially-inclusive easter egg hunt at our headquarters followed by activities such as:  Making your own easter bunny hat as well as the highly anticipated, 'Unbreakable Egg Challenge'.  

Students were encouraged to grab one of the eggs (filled with water) and use any of the materials provided (all recycled items that have been donated by the Singapore community).

Teacher/Scientist, Yi Han, guides students through the challenge.

Teacher/Scientist, Yi Han, guides students through the challenge.

Our #BeyondAwesome students excitedly get into the challenge with their team mates!

Our #BeyondAwesome students excitedly get into the challenge with their team mates!

Susan leads our student through their Easter Bunny Hat projects!

Susan leads our student through their Easter Bunny Hat projects!

Yi Han and Aseem lead the challenge finale where each 'Unbreakable Egg' was put to the test!

Yi Han and Aseem lead the challenge finale where each 'Unbreakable Egg' was put to the test!

Susan shares about a moment in our workshop where we had tested every 'unbreakable egg':  

"In that moment he really believed that he could achieve anything in this world. His face a look of pure exuberance and pride. His team had carefully cut through the structure they'd created. As they pulled out their egg intact, the room erupted - they had made the seeming impossible, possible! They had created the unbreakable egg!

Students had worked in teams, experimenting with engineering concepts such as shock absorption to construct protective structures around eggs to prevent them from breaking when thrown to the ground. The Unbreakable Egg Experiment was a huge hit! Thank you Teacher Yi Han for allowing the students to show their Beyond Awesomeness!"

Faheenah and Haekal who were part of the team to produce the Unbreakable Egg!

Faheenah and Haekal who were part of the team to produce the Unbreakable Egg!

 

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