Unbelievable, Becoming Superhuman has won an ATOM Award for Best Factual Television Series!
It was an honour to have become a finalist let alone winning this category as we were up against big-budget, long-running series, but then with the support of you all it went a step further and we won, our message Becoming Superhuman conveys is gaining traction.
Now we have a study guide for students and would love to see this go in to more schools around Australia, and the ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards will definitely help.
Below is one of the many letters we were sent, which have come in from many demographics as the series appealed to all audiences, including teachers, parents, and students. This is one from a year 8 science teacher that includes a photo of their school whiteboard, and it’s so heartwarming to learn of the ways this documentary has been received.
Thank you to everyone who supported us in this adventure, and thank you to all our fans and supporters for your ongoing love. These are all significant steps in an ever-advancing plan towards the reason I started Psykinetic, towards a big vision that you all share in… towards a truly inclusive society. Let’s show the world how we can make this happen!!
Please find attached the photo of the whiteboard that contains the lesson content that I showed you on 11/11 at campbelltown.
As I eluded to in our brief discussion I used Becoming Superhuman as my hook for a new unit of study in my Yr8 Science class. The unit is called Tomorrow’s World Today and in preparing to teach the unit I came across the first episode. I can not begin to describe how enthralled I was with the focus of the series, the emotional connectiveness across numerous interactions, the collaborative nature of your group and the passion they shared. The real world, often futuristic approaches that ultimately became real world. I do not think that a better video can exist that so fully encapulates where I think this unit goes.
On showing the first episode to my class they were literally on the edge of their seats. The hardest factor was having to wait a week for the second episode. This did not, however, stop us from identifying and discussing some of the areas the students identified in the episode.
We eventually got to the the second episode, and by this time I think my students had adopted Riley into their class. Their level of empathy and joy in seeing riley’s approach to life was a major learning gain from this introduction. I think we were all cheering as Riley’s buggy hurtled down that course and we shared a tear or two.
You wil be able to see the questions I asked my students to ponder and the responses to their brainstorm on what they gained from the privilege of viewing your story. The students then used their combined contributions to formulated their personal responses to the questions.
Thank you so much for your contribution to the academic, social, emotional and spiritual growth of my class and myself. My wish would be for one of my students to not only be inspired by your work, but to work as part of you team in the future.
I wish you well in your research, development and humanitarian efforts, you are truely inspirational and a great role model for life.