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Emma Arcade Day
Emma Arcade Day
Posted on 06/12/2018

By Stacia Harris, BCS Communications First through fourth graders at Emma Elementary turned trash into treasure, thanks to their creative teachers. Students learned to design and then engineer arcade games made of cardboard! Games ranged from whack-a-mole to pinball. Not only do students put a unique twist on a classic arcade game, but they exemplify the importance of the phrase ‘reuse, reduce and recycle’!

It is awesome to see the creativity that the students show while making their arcade games,” said Cheyenne Emmett, one of the organizers.  “It is especially cool to see students who struggle academically thrive when given the freedom to create something with little to no restraints. It is also nice to see parents, siblings and other community members engage with and help their students in a creative fun way. We are constantly amazed at some of the games that our students create,” she added.

After students build their cardboard arcade game, they are displayed in the library where all of the classes have an opportunity to come through and test their gaming skills!

“The kids remember Emma Arcade Day year after year, and they always look forward to the new creations that they get to bring to life,” said Emmett.

This is the fifth year Emma has organized their Arcade Day.

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