Bionic Hands

Last week, Phelps was lucky enough to have 20 volunteer students from Stanstead College

during their annual community service day. Phelps’ weekly sessions are volunteer based, so with the extra help, we were able to put together a special activity for our Elementary

Educational Program: bionic hands! Students were challenged to think like engineers, building bionic hands with simple materials like paper, straws and string. With this one-on-one help, Sunnyside’s students made some pretty impressive hands that were – almost – able to pick up foam cubes. For many Stanstead College students, this was an opportunity to get to know their extended school community better and to share some of their experience and perspectives with a younger crowd. Phelps students had the opportunity to talk to high school level students who are focused on academics and value the importance of education. It’s great to see youth instinctively encouraging school perseverance!

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