Cardboard Challenge '16
Woodlawn School students, teachers, and parent volunteers participated in the afterschool Creative Cardboard Challenge, combining Woodlawn's emphases on sustainability and creativity. Nearly 40 students in grades K-8 took part; they could choose from any of the types and sizes of cardboard boxes that parents had collected, and make whatever they wanted. With help from parents and grandparents who assisted with boxcutters, the students created a giant hillside sliding board, doll houses, a life-size cardboard pig, a Whack-a-Mole game, and so much more.
"We wanted kids to realize that science and engineering are creative endeavors and are fun," explains Middle School science teacher Cathy Denham, who organized the event. Afterwards, the students took home their creations. The leftover cardboard was recycled.