On Friday, October 13, girls in junior kindergarten-grade 4, joined by the EC4 class, held their 6th Annual Cardboard Challenge in the Lower School. Inspired by the short film, Caine's Arcade, the students showcased arcade games of their own creation. After brainstorming ideas and sketching plans with their partners, they worked in groups to apply imagination, creativity and engineering design skills to make an arcade game out of cardboard and recycled materials. For the first time, this year, the girls invited guests from Hamilton Grove Senior Center, Acorn Glen Senior Center and Visitation Home for Adults with Disabilities to come play! In preparation for their special guests, the girls were challenged to adapt their engineering to be more inclusive of others who may have limited physical abilities.
Guests from were delighted when they entered the gym and saw the creativity and ingenuity of our Lower School girls and the dozens of unique games they created. The students were proud to show off their hard work and in an authentic display of Sacred Heart Goal 3 in action, eagerly invited guests to throw, hit, toss and bowl their way through the games. During the process, the girls were challenged intellectually, stretched socially, and fulfilled Caine's dream of using games to spread joy to everyone.
See photos from the Cardboard Challenge in the gallery or in the slideshow below.
Watch the short film, Caine's Arcade below: