On Thursday, January 30th Churchville Elementary School second graders partnered with NAWIC (National Association of Women In Construction) chapter 314 to participate in a Block Kids Building Competition. Second grade teacher, Jennifer Tracey Brush, helped to organize this activity. Jennifer’s family from the Tracey Door Company includes her niece Jenna Stundner, who is a member of NAWIC and worked with the school along with NAWIC staff to bring Block Kids into the school.
The Block Kids Program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness of and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry. This program is a national building competition which is sponsored by NAWIC Chapters and other organizations that wish to promote education about construction careers to children in grades K-6.
At Churchville Chili, Second grade students were given instructions and rules and were given 40 minutes to build something related to the construction industry. They were given a bag of Legos, a stone, string, foil, and poster board. They were given 45 minutes to build and were interviewed about their creations. Creations were then judged by the NAWIC members and one winner was chosen per class. Winners received a Lego building set. One grand prize winner was chosen as well and the student’s name was sent to the NAWIC Regional Block Kids Committee Representative for further consideration.
The kids had a great time at this collaborative event supported by district Teachers, Administration, Academic Coaches and volunteers. Learn more about Block Kids here.