GCC Global Cardboard Challenge aims to inspire creativity

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GCC Global Cardboard Challenge set for Oct. 6-8

Guam – Parents! Turn off the electronics for a day and encourage your children to actively create and imagine rocket ships, castles, race cars – whatever they dream up – during the Guam Community College Education Department’s 2nd annual FREE Global Cardboard Challenge, Oct. 6-8 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the GCC Multipurpose Auditorium.

“Children are naturally creative, and we want to inspire the creativity and imagination that makes them curious and makes them want to learn, and grow up to be scientists, or astronauts, or whatever they want to be,” said Melissa Palomo, GCC Early Childhood Education instructor. Palomo organized the first Global Cardboard Challenge on Guam last year at GCC.

“It’s so important that children are able to experience hands-on creativity and use their imaginations,” said Dr. Marsha Postrozny, ECE professor. “This year, we wanted to get more elementary schoolchildren involved, because we want to show them that if you use your imagination, a cardboard box can take you anywhere you want to go.”

GCC Early Childhood Education majors have been designing playhouses and other imaginative items out of cardboard for this free 3-day event, and there will be a section for children to design and decorate their own items. Free t-shirts are available for the first 200 children that attend the Cardboard Challenge.

For more information, call the GCC Education Department at 735-0265 or email education.info@guamcc.edu