Lego Challenge captures students' curiosity

Grade 3 students at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School in Aurora recently completed their first Lego League showcase. The students worked in teams to solve the Junior Lego League Think Tank Challenge.

Guided by their teachers, they had to establish a place where they learn and a learning tool they like to use. Once the students began to plan and build, they then worked to incorporate a simple machine and moving parts using Lego bricks.

The students welcomed their parents, as well as school board officials, Director of Education, Patricia Preston, and Superintendents Francis Bagley, Opiyo Oloya and Ron Crocco, to view their work, and a live demonstration of their working Lego model. Students also created a poster that outlined their journey from their initial concept to their finished product.

Holy Spirit thanks former YCDSB Teacher, Paul Keenan for introducing this Lego challenge to the school.

This challenge is part of a program available for children ages 6-9, through the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League. It captures young children's curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology.