GCC Cardboard Challenge to be held Oct. 8th

by Jayne Flores
Guam Community College

Parents! Put down those phones, take your child’s iPad away, and have your youngster put on his or her creative hat at the Guam Community College Education Department's 3rd Annual Global Cardboard Challenge Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 9AM - 3PM in the Multipurpose Auditorium is FREE and open to the public.
It’s a chance to interact with your child in a non-techno setting through games, models, dramatic play, and a make-it-take-it station. Plus, the first 100 children get a free T-shirt!
Encourage your children to actively create and imagine rocket ships, castles, race cars, time machines – whatever they can dream up.
“Hands-on creativity is so important for children,” said Dr. Marsha Postrozny, GCC Education Department chair. “That imaginative process is sometimes stifled by technology, and we want our kids to know that they can just use simple cardboard to create something really cool,” she said.  
GCC students in various postsecondary programs, working with young children and GW high school students, have been designing playhouses and other imaginative items out of cardboard for this free event. A special section at the Cardboard Challenge will allow children to design and decorate their own items.
The Global Cardboard Challenge was inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ and has turned into an annual global event presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. Check out the Global Cardboard Challenge web site here: http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/

For more information on GCC’s Global Cardboard Challenge, call the GCC Education Department at 735-0265 or email education.info@guamcc.edu.

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