September 8, 2023

First-Ever Family Day at CPR: A Day In the Life of a Scientist

This year, CPR organised its first-ever Family Day, providing a unique opportunity for our employees to introduce their families to our workplace environment. A total of 54 family members (comprising children and spouses) joined us at our company on 8 September 2023 for a day of fun-filled activities.

A joint effort between the Wellness Club and Rec Club, this employee engagement exercise was designed to give family members a glimpse into the daily lives of CPR employees. The event also serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining a harmonious work-life balance.

Themed “A Day in the Life of a Scientist”, the well thought out program for the day included a guided lab tour for 30 children. During the tour, the children were able to use lab equipment such as microscopes to study microscopy images of cells.

Our budding young scientists also had the chance to participate in hands-on mini experiments. Under the guidance of our researchers, they learnt how to separate components of a mixture through filter paper chromatography, as well as use ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda and food coloring to make a mini volcano. In another experiment, the children added drops of soap and food coloring to milk to observe the interplay of colors and patterns that formed due to the separation of water and fat molecules.

Besides the science-based activities, there were also other fun activities such as a movie screening, games and arts stations, as well as balloon twisting, to keep our young guests entertained.

Each child received a goodie bag filled with party favors and assorted treats. At the photo booth, the families also took home special keepsakes of the day.

Overall, our inaugural Family Day was a resounding success and allowed us to share our passion for our work with the next generation! We look forward to continuing this tradition in the coming years.