We're really excited to share that we are opening up our Beyond Awesome* classroom space to warmly invite children, their family and friends to our Beyond Awesome Tinkerlab sessions.
We are a physical space, centrally located in Singapore to inspire wonder, creativity and a growth mindset. We're a mash up of a classroom, playroom, art studio and playground all rolled into one. We work on creating inclusive spaces - much of our work as an organisation has been involved and dedicated towards under-resourced communities. 100% of ticket proceeds from our Tinkerlab sessions will go towards supporting the weekly programming we provide. Another way we celebrate inclusivity is by inviting our friends from the differently-able and under-served communities to join sessions - children from different backgrounds will learn to play and create together - creating opportunities for empathy and kindness to take centre-stage.
When can we come? July 7th, Saturday, 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Where should we head to? Our Beyond Awesome space! 315 Outram Road, #08-06A Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
What can I expect during a Tinkerlab session? During these sessions you'll be surprised to learn that there is no program, no curriculum and no grown-ups or teachers running the show. This is common across all our programming where we allow time for children to simply explore, lead activities they're interested in and collaborate with their peers.
Will there be any supervision during these sessions? There will be grown ups in the form of our program captains and volunteers who are ready to support when needed.
What will my child/will I be able to do? Everyone who participates in these sessions will have creative freedom to use any of the materials and resources made available to create and experiment as they wish (some example photos are shown below to give you an idea of what's possible - the list is in-exhaustive, of course!). Painting to beadwork to up-cycled materials and so much more! Everything you make can be taken home at the end of the session. You're more than welcome to hang out in our play corner or in our library corner, too!
I can't make the entire session or can't stay for the whole time, am I still able to join? The beauty of our Tinkerlab sessions is it operates on a drop-in/self-directed basis so you can pop in and out as you please within the allocated time.
What makes Tinkerlab sessions so special? We're not only creating inclusive spaces where children learn, play and explore together (as shared above), we're also encouraging skill-sets that are not often taught in formal education settings or come in the form of a textbook. Things like resilience, empathy, kindness and bravery.
What do I need to bring or do before a session? Before a session, we will email you with details along with a link to our registration form to ensure that we have a fun, safe and enjoyable experience. Other than that, just bring yourself and be ready to have some fun!
We look forward to welcoming you soon!