Cardboard Carnival

The Cardboard Carnival Rolls into Town
Cardboard Carnival at Northern Parkway School

The Cardboard Carnival Rolls into Town
Uniondale’s Northern Parkway School Scholars Assemble Carnival Games out of Cardboard

Uniondale Union Free School District’s Northern Parkway Elementary School recently held a cardboard carnival. Fifth-grade scholars were tasked with using their imagination and cardboard to assemble games found at a carnival such as mini golf, bean bag toss, prize wheels, claw machines and more.

“The Cardboard Carnival showcased our scholars’ creativity and analytical thinking in a project that was a blast for the whole school,” said Principal Dr. Bilal Polson. “Everyone got a chance to try out each game to win prizes. Our fifth-graders had a great time building their games and then getting the chance to showcase their brilliance to the classmates and teachers.”

With tickets, prizes and a little imagination, scholars built a real-life carnival within the walls of the school. The carnival was inspired by the documentary Caine’s Arcade, which is about a nine-year-old boy who created an arcade in his dad’s auto parts store out of old boxes and everyday objects.

“All projects went through a vetting process in which scholars had to follow a rubric to qualify their game for the event,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil. “Using their critical thinking and math skills to design and construct their projects, our scholars put on a fantastic event. Outstanding work to Northern Parkway School’s participants on their ingenuity and resourcefulness in recreating these
fantastic games we all know and love.”

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