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Portals Projects - Run the Race!

Welcome to Portals Projects! Each week we share projects that foster community building, creative thinking, problem-solving and character development. Invite your student(s) to pick a project that interests them to work on for a day or a week. Encourage them to share their plans, products or performances with the Portals community so we can all celebrate and grow together.

Week 26 - Perseverance

Hebrews 12:1  Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us

Walk the Talk

Walks and runs are common ways to spread awareness and raise support for an issue or concern.  It is hard for people to hear the good news of Jesus when they are worrying about survival. Consider joining or hosting a walk or run for a local or global ministry. For example, you might Walk 4 Water or donate to End the Walk for Water. People in areas that lack water have to walk an average of 4 miles to get water if there is a water source. There are millions of people who do not have access to clean water. You might do a 4 mile walk or run to raise awareness and funds for providing these communities with clean water and sustainable sanitation. 

Run the Race

Design an obstacle race that involves carrying as much water as you can from one point to another and spilling as little water as possible.

Fast Filter

Challenge: Create the cleanest water possible using the items below.

Materials:  dirty water, plastic water bottle or 2-liter soda bottle, scissors, 2 coffee filters, sand, gravel/pebbles, and rocks.

Note for Learning Facilitators: If you would like to take this project deeper, check out The Dirty Water Project by Teach Engineering. 

Resource: LifeWater

Citizen Science Water 

There is a lot of water on the planet and a few people are not enough to track and take care of it all.  Can you help in any of the following ways or find your own way to help?


Imagine you are an explorer and you have discovered a new land. You ask one of the locals how long they have lived in the area and you learn that the way they track time is different from you. Make a calendar for your exploration notes.  It can be as realistic or fantastical as you want.

Submit  your project

Email your pictures, videos, links to Portals Hub Support. Please call or email hub support if you need help submitting.

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