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Caine's Arcade Cardboard Challenge Play Day
Chimo Elementary School Students Enjoy Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge Play Day
Posted on 12/12/2018
Student enjoys playing arcade game

December 12, 2018 (Smiths Falls, ON)Students at Chimo Elementary School enjoyed arcade games Tuesday, December 11 at the Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge Play Day. 

Staff opened the gym to allow students of all ages to enjoy a school arcade, featuring 30 hand-made games created by students as part of Chimo’s Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge. Students in grades 3, 4 and 6 to 8 designed and built the games out of cardboard and other recyclables. The one-month project incorporated lessons in teamwork, the building process, media arts, English, math, French and science. 

Students had to measure and cut material to fashion their games, and created design instructions, rules and a point system for playing them. Students produced short videos about their games, and even bilingual posters to advertise them. 

“Our kids find learning this way much more meaningful because they’re more involved with the learning process,” said Susan Richmond, one of the four teachers who organized the project. “And a lot of them didn’t realize they were learning. They just said it was fun.” 

Students agreed that project-based learning is much more engaging. 

“It was a challenge,” said Grade 3 student Maeva Vandermeer. “But we got to build them and see people’s faces while they were happy playing our games. It was the best day of my life.” 

For more information, please call: 

David Morrison                                         
Chimo Elementary School   



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