Generation 8 day started at 8:30AM with morning greetings from Mentors Yarub Burhama, Mohammed Al Munaikh and Rana Al Khaled to the Candidates welcoming them to a sea of poetry. Jibran Khalil Jibran’s poetry was discussed with the Candidates and they participated by sharing a story that explains Jibran’s message behind his poetry. The discussion with the Mentors included lovely, poetic answers from the Candidates. Then the Mentors took the Candidates outside in the garden and challenged them on scoring the highest points by using a flying object. The Candidates had so many objects that they can use to build a flying object, however; that was not the objective of the activity because the point was to score the highest, which means the object does not have to be built to fly. Three out of four groups built objects looking like airplanes, paper planes, and so on. However, one of the group realized they can simply throw an object, and they will score the highest. Therefore, the winner team decided to throw the glue, and indeed it was the correct way. The point of this session was to think inside the box.
In the afternoon, Generation 8 had lunch and got ready to ride the bus to go to the University of Wales for Public Speaking session by Kath Penaluna. The session took place in an old wooden library at Wales University. The session included a practice where the Candidates were requested to speak about a watermelon creatively. One of the Candidates turned the watermelon into a restaurant and blew the speaker and fellow Candidates away with the creativity and eloquence of her speech.
The day ended with a rehearsal with Mentor Fatemah Al Qadfan of playback prepared by the Candidates to be performed tomorrow to a live audience from Swansea at the YMCA theater.