sky-paper-planeA big thanks to everyone in the ARTS community who helped make our paper airplane workshop a resounding success!

Most importantly, we’d like to thank the staff and students at Matthews Elementary School for welcoming us, helping us, and for being so enthusiastic and engaged.

Congratulations are in order for the three winners of the distance competition, whose airplanes flew the farthest. We think we may have some potential engineers in the making!

We hope everyone takes their new wings and continues to soar! Until next time, Roll ARTS Roll!

ICYMI: On Friday, Sept. 23, about 15 volunteers helped facilitate workshops in three 5th grade classrooms, with a total of about 75 students.

Volunteers taught students how to make two kinds of paper airplanes and then watched as the students tried making planes without instructions, but with creativity and ingenuity instead.

Students then decorated their planes and responded to a writing prompt about where they would fly in their plane and why.

To conclude the workshop, students were brought outside to test their planes and take part in a distance competition.