Pineridge Elementary School was a flurry of construction during the Cardboard Challenge on May 19.
Students spent the morning building projects out of cardboard, tape and string. Then, in the afternoon, they shared what they had made.
From castles to robots and video games to running shoes, the school was transformed into a museum of cardboard creations.
The whole school community was involved, including parents, said principal Debra Fabbi. This was the first time that parents have been able to attend the school in this way since the start of the pandemic.
The Cardboard Challenge was inspired by a nine-year-old boy, Caine Monroy, who built an entire arcade out of cardboard in his dad’s East Los Angeles auto shop.
For Pineridge it doesn’t have to be cardboard, it’s more about the process said Fabbi. It’s all about developing a project, planning it out, figuring out what works and what doesn’t work, and showing perseverance, she said.
“(Cardboard) is just something we’ve got lots of and kids, it’s amazing what they can make with cardboard.”