St. Luke Catholic School recently began its Play-Well TEKnologies after school program where students apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars and more. The program, open to grades 1st-5th, consists of eight, one and half hour sessions where students are immersed in over 100,000 pieces of LEGO to learn engineering fundamentals. The hope is more students will take an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related careers, which are in high demand. St. Luke Catholic School Principal, Marcella Salazar, says “it is a popular program that students love.”
St. Luke second grader, Christopher, explains why he enjoys the program, “It’s really fun because you get to build remote control things. You get to create things with legos like catapults, houses, trucks, and other things, and you get to play with each other…I really like it.”
The program is also available at St. Thomas More Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.