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Students get creative in propulsion workshop

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) and Chesapeake Academy recently pooled their resources to co-host a five-session STEAM Propulsion Workshop for middle school students.

“Propulsion is a kid-friendly, appealing topic that is easily explained,” said workshop academic designer Hillary Smith. “Learning principles of propulsion through hands-on activities each week engages design-based thinking and allows students to discover the ways collaboration can supercharge creativity and bolster team effectiveness. Practicing the design loop and developing collaborative skills builds skills for a future workforce.”

Autumn Gaskins, Lancaster’s Teen Program Director at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, believes that, “Providing youth with a safe, constructive, supportive environment when they are not at home or at school, where they can have fun with peers and be guided by trained youth development professionals is the goal. Learning some physics and developing great life skills is icing on the cake!”

Each workshop day begins with….

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