Sony Group of Companies in Singapore, together with the Singapore Science Centre, Ministry of Education, and A*Star Singapore, recently celebrated 17 years of partnership on Singapore's longest running toy-making competition, the Sony Creative Science Awards (SCSA).
Targeted at our Future Generation, SCSA allows children aged 6-12 to have fun while learning more about science through the hands-on experience of making a toy, and also acts as an important introduction to science for younger children. It is a rewarding process that requires children to be creative and resourceful with materials, and to conduct research to expand their scientific knowledge.
More importantly, qualities such as patience, perseverance and learning the value of recycling are also inculcated in children during their toy-making process. It also allows parents to work and interact with their children during the process, building a stronger relationship between themselves and their child.
SCSA is a unique do-it-yourself experience irreplaceable by modern technologies, and one that has encouraged many participants to participate SCSA year after year. Such as Zena Bek who celebrated her 6th year of participation by securing the top prize with her toy "Hungry Spider" from a pool of 5,070 submitted toys - the most number of toys ever received in the competition's 17 years of history.