Students Built Games & the Community Came to Play

In October the students of Farragut and El Rincon Elementary Schools welcomed the community to play games that the students had designed and built as part of their Global Cardboard Challenge Event.

The students have been participating in CCUSD’s new Maker Space Pilot Program, where they learn to identify problems and build solutions. Prior to the event they were challenged to create their own games using recycled materials after watching the documentary Caine’s Arcade, about a student who created a cardboard arcade during his summer vacation. As an added treat, Caine himself was in attendance and the students had a chance to meet him.

CCUSD Teaching & Learning Coordinator Carla Madrid explained that in our school district’s Maker Space program students are regularly given challenges and must then devise solutions, choosing their building materials from an assorted offering.

The Challenge Event allowed our community to share in a bit of the fun and excitement that’s already happening in our budding Maker Space program.

In addition to raising money to continue the many programs CCEF already supports in our schools, this year we are also fundraising to build the Maker Space program and to bring it to more schools. In the weeks to come you will be able to learn about this exciting program through articles and digital postcards. As you discover what an exciting and engaging learning experience this is for our students, we hope you will take the time to donate to CCEF so that we can help this program grow and keep our kids moving Full Steam Ahead!  Click to Donate