Students at Teepee Creek School are engaging in a project that puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising.
“Our students are participating in a ‘cardboard challenge’ – a multi-age project which encourages students to use recycled cardboard boxes to create games for each other to play,” says Principal Barb Arend.
The students were initially inspired by two YouTube videos, Caine’s Arcade and Caine’s Arcade 2, featuring the story of a 9-year-old boy who built an elaborate cardboard arcade in his father’s store, catching the attention of a local filmmaker and, eventually, the world. The Global Cardboard Challenge is now an annual event hosted by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it.
The school will open their cardboard arcade to the public for the first time on Friday, October 17 at 1:30 p.m. All funds raised from the event will remain local and will be directed to the Grande Prairie Cancer Centre wig fund which supplies wigs free of charge to local cancer patients through the Points West Living hair salon.
“Our students wanted to add the cardboard challenge project into our fun and educational ‘Outrageous Mustang Gathering’ activities, or ‘OMG Fridays’ as we like to call them,” adds Principal Arend. “The students are engaged and loving this project, and have added their personal Teepee Creek School Mustang flair by turning the project into a fundraiser for local cancer patients. We believe this project falls in line with the ideals of PWSD’s new Quality Learning Environment and the Division’s new mission to inspire all learners to become confident, collaborative and ethical citizens motivated with a passion to achieve a sustainable future.”
Photo Caption: During the past month, students at Teepee Creek School have been busy making plans for a cardboard arcade to raise funds to supply wigs free of charge to local cancer patients.