by Moira Cullings
OVERLAND PARK — Students at John Paul II School happily hosted the school’s fourth annual MakerSpace Day.
Held on May 2 this year, the one-day event was spearheaded by enrichment coordinator Peggy Kelly, who pioneered the idea when she joined the school staff in 2018.
Students in grades one through eight participated in exciting activities designed to develop student skills in problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and resourcefulness.
A station run by Scraps KC, a local organization that provided materials for students to create projects from recycled materials, was a success.
Another highlight was the “Duct Tape Fashion Show” hosted by the school’s sixth and seventh graders. The students created outfits made of nothing but duct tape and paper.
The students were confronted with challenges and encouraged to solve them. They were encouraged to be resourceful, work hard and have fun.