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Bronxville School's Spring Innovation Expo Focuses On Creativity

One of the workshops will challenge participants to build a bridge made out of gumdrops and toothpicks.
One of the workshops will challenge participants to build a bridge made out of gumdrops and toothpicks. Photo Credit: Oregon Dept. of Transportation at Flickr

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Bronxville School will host its second Spring Innovation Expo on Tuesday, May 17, to celebrate the creative spirit across the school community.

The family-school partnership event will feature an art show from all grade levels and a variety of educational and engaging workshops, which will be led by students, educators and guest speakers.

“As a way of exploring and supporting innovation in our classroom, our school and the community as a whole, we invite students, teachers and parents to come together on May 17 – not only to hear from young people but also to participate in activities designed to get people thinking and solving problems in new ways,” Superintendent of Schools David Quattrone said.

The evening will begin with an art show at 5:30 p.m., followed by opening remarks at 6:30 p.m. and two workshop sessions at 6:50 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.

There will be 21 workshops that students, in grades 3-12, and parents can select according to their interests.

One of the workshops will challenge participants to build a bridge made out of gumdrops and toothpicks that can hold 120 “penny cars,” while another workshop will encourage participants to use the principles of physics to create a roller coaster from foam tubes and test its capacity with marbles.

The Marshmallow Tower Challenge workshop will test participants’ design and engineering skills as they build the tallest marshmallow-topped tower out of spaghetti, tape and a string.

The Build a Robot Drone workshop will demonstrate how students have been collaborating to build a fully autonomous flying robot drone, while through the radioactive workshop, participants will hear from a student who built an inertial electrostatic device and then take on the responsibility to find an area of the school with the highest radiation level.

“Through this family-school partnership, we hope to explore and support the innovative spirit across the school community,” Quattrone said.

For more information on the Spring Innovation Expo, visit the district’s website at bronxvilleschool.org or click here to register for the workshops.

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