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The Block Kids Building Program

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Several Brent First and Second Graders participated in The Block Kids Building Program last Saturday at Whitaker Elementary.  A national building competition sponsored on local levels, the program was developed by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and administered by the NAWIC Education Foundation.

The program introduced students to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness as well as promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry.

Students were given 100 Lego blocks, string, cardboard, foil, a small stone and a 45-60 minute time frame to be creative and problem solve!  Guest speakers also attended to discuss various topics like staying in school and students striving to be their best.

It was a blast seeing our students' creativity.  Future engineers!