SAS conquers Odyssey of the MindLed by coaches Kate Brundage and Adam Burden, the SAS Division 1 Odyssey of the Mind Team—consisting of three fourth graders and four fifth graders won the Division 1 Balsa Wood Problem Championship here in Singapore. As one part of the competition, this team created a balsa wood structure that held 450 pounds. The structure that the students created supported heavier weights than some of the high school teams that competed in the higher Division 3 category.
These elementary schoolers then traveled to the US in May 2017 to compete in the World Finals held at Michigan State University where they represented SAS and Singapore. Battling it out against high schoolers, SAS students managed to create a structure that held 685 pounds of weight, placing eighth in the World Finals, among 44 teams.
Odyssey of the Minds is a competitive program that goes from Kindergarten through college. The activities are grounded in creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and applied science activities. Teams compete in areas of Spontaneous Critical Thinking, Robotics, Engineering, as well as Fine Arts.
Superheroes to the rescue!
During their annual second grade walk-a-thon, students raised over S$47,000 to donate to Food from the Heart (Singapore)! The money will be used to help feed local families who need a little extra help. To earn this money the students walked, ran, skipped, hopped, and hurried to complete as many laps as possible. In total our students collectively walked their way over 1,000 miles in 90 minutes to stomp out hunger in Singapore.