After having received recognition for its spring 2014 entry, the Blue Team at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s Stepping Stones Day Program has submitted their latest creation to the fall 2014 “Made by Milk” Carton Construction Contest sponsored by Evergreen Packaging.
This national contest encourages students to “build strong bones with milk and to flex their creative muscles by re-purposing milk cartons.” This school recycling initiative provides a real-life project-based learning experience in the classroom.
The five-student team worked collaboratively to answer the driving question, “How can we create a milk carton structure that represents our team for an online audience?”
The students were tasked to vote on, design and show their creativity by building a sculpture to display in their classroom. This fall, the students determined that building a school would best showcase who they are as a team.
The contest entries are divided into two age categories: kindergarten through fifth and sixth through 12th.
There is a grand prize of $5,000 for the entry that receives the highest score from a panel of judges.
The public can also join in by voting for The People’s Choice Award that goes to the entry that receives the most online votes.
The award is $2,500 for the school with the winning entry.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open from Nov. 24 through Dec. 12.
For more information, or to vote for the Blue Team’s project (entitled “Moo-ving Toward a Bright Future”), visit madebymilkcontest.com