Can Electric Girl and friends save the world?
I’m Electric Girl. My super power is making plants grow and making sure families without electricity get connected.
Not all superheros are born equal. You’ve got your standard, garden variety kind sporting golden lassos and oversized hammers, leaping tall buildings in a single bound while spraying cobwebs from their wrists, then you’ve got Neon A.
She makes the world a better place by offering free lemonade in her front garden to help people with their energy levels and fight against scurvy. There is also Rainbow Sparkle whose alter ego is a four-year-old boy, using his bespoke star wand to make the world a better place by being kind.
Can small deeds help the world become a better place? Is kindness a super power? Does a confetti machine that makes everyone laugh outwit a ray gun? Some of the superheros in last week’s Superhero masterclass seem to think so.
Led by our facilitators, dynamic Captain Dancing, firm but environmentally friendly Lady Cardboard and creative Captain Art, children created their very own superhero persona complete with a name, superpower, and costume made from recyclables.
Here are some of the superheroes who emerged from the pile of recyclables last week:
I am Hypocritical Democratical. My super power is to make bad politicians make the right choices.
I am Captain Underpants. My superpower is make sure poor people have food and water.
I am Hero Power. I have every power imaginable and help the world in every way possible.
With their newfound hero personas shared with the world, our superheroes then embarked on an adventure-filled mission around the Museum. Our Superhero Adventure trail* was the perfect way to end the day at the Museum with the dastardly villain Dr Dystopia threatening to bring an end to democracy. Unafraid, our superheros slipped into their cloaks and masks to crack the code and save the world, foiling Dystopia’s devilish plan.
Our school holiday programs are part of the PLAY UP mission to inspire children to engage with social justice issues in playful and constructive ways. Children are the change-agents of tomorrow whose super powers are their creative thinking and problem solving skills, which are sorely needed to make the world a better place.
If Neon A and Hypocritical Democratical are anything to go by, the world is in very good hands.
*Our Superhero Adventure trail is available every day!