February 26, 2018

Learning Engineering Concepts Through Legos at Essex Elementary

Fourth graders - Devon Welch, Noah Santangelo and Ben Rector - work with Luke DeFrino of Chester, a junior at Valley Regional High School, during a new LEGO robotics program at EES.

Fourth graders – Devon Welch, Noah Santangelo and Ben Rector – work with Luke DeFrino of Chester, a junior at Valley Regional High School, during a new Lego robotics program at EES.

ESSEX — A special after-school program recently began at Essex Elementary School (EES).  Boys and girls, in grades 4 through 6, are learning about engineering concepts by building Lego Mindstorms robots.

Jimmy Christensen, a science teacher from Bushy Hill Outdoor Education and Leadership Center, is working with students each week, alongside a team of high school mentors.

This program is sponsored by the Essex Elementary School Foundation, a not-for-profit, volunteer organization that provides funds for enrichment opportunities, such as author visits and an iPad lab.

For donation information, head to www.essexelementaryschoolfoundation.org.

 

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