Kindergarten students at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School are learning how to build robots.

Christine Clannon’s kindergarten class has been working hard with their grade 7 reading buddies to build 3-D robots out of recycled objects.

“This project is completely student driven,” said Clannon. 

The project is designed to help our youngest students learn the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) learning and to foster partnerships with their older peers.

Fostering development of these skills from an early age is an important aspect of their future development and success.

After researching their design, the students were given creative freedom to build their robots any way they wanted. Students were asked to name their robots and assign them a special skill to perform.

“This project gave students the chance to engage in experiential learning and problem-solving, to take thoughtful risks, to embrace collaboration, and to work through the creative process,” said Clannon. 

The project was also a chance for the older students to engage in a leadership role with their younger peers. 

Please join us in celebrating the success of our young Engineers in Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.