Thousands turned up at the inaugural “I’m Proud of You” family festival from 6 to 8 October 2017 at Singapore Expo Hall 1 and Max Atria Gallery. A collaborative effort between MindChamps PreSchool and The Straits Times, the festival provided parents with the opportunity to spend quality time with their children and create memorable moments during the Children’s Day weekend. As reported by The Straits Times, most had a ball of a time.
The festival kicked off on 6 October with a closed-door event for all champs and parents from our MindChamps PreSchool centres islandwide, while doors were open to the public on 7 and 8 October. Over the span of 3 days, parents and their children got to enjoy over 35 fun activities and bond over shared experiences. This also provided parents the opportunity to express how proud they are of their children, while they sat in during the workshops and panel discussions by editors from The Straits Times.
Some hot favourites during the event include the STARLAB Planetarium, Magical Bubble Show, Trampoline Park as well as the pony rides.
A notable highlight of the event was the word formation of “I’m Proud of You” using 3,500 Post-it Notes on an 18 feet x 8 feet panel. This installation was awarded the Largest Word Formation Using Post-It Notes by the Singapore Book of Records. Parents of MindChamps Preschoolers who attended the carnival on 6 October were invited to fill up the Post-it Notes with messages to their champs on how proud they are of them.
A note of thanks
Mr David Chiem, Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of MindChamps, said that he hoped that this festival will be a day that families will remember and look forward to every year, as this is definitely not a one-off event.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who have been part of this incredible movement that we are launching right here from Singapore to the world – that is the “I’m Proud of You” Day. This important day that we are launching to the world have been somehow missing in many families. Our kids, they know how much we love them, but when I ask if they know that their mum or dad is proud of them, that’s often a question that many people would say they have never heard from their parents.
“It’s amazing how to a young child, loving them in one thing – knowing that mum and dad are proud of them is a whole new thing. This is something we have been very excited to launch to the world, and in fact next year we will be rolling out this movement to Australia in Sydney as well, right here from Singapore to the world.”