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The Bermuda National Trust hosted the Global Cardboard Challenge event at Waterville yesterday to kick off its monthly education programme with the Bermuda Homeschool Network. The family-friendly event showcased creativity and fun with a day of play, during which children shared some imaginative ways to repurpose an ordinary box to create costumes, appliances, cities and games.

Inspired by the short film, Caine's Arcade, the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it.

“Hosting a day where home-schoolers can come together and share their ideas and designs provides an opportunity to see 21st century skills at work, such as creative and critical thinking, communication and collaboration,” National Trust education officer, Julie Steele, said.

“Our education programme promotes direct experiences to enrich learning, and the Bermuda Home-school Network enjoyed exploring the Waterville grounds while exhibiting their projects.

“They leave with more ideas and want to build something new as soon as they get home. They are already thinking about what they want to build for next year's event.”

The man behind the cardboard, Gideon Wheddon,12, at the National Trust global cardboard challenge (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Unaysah Khan, 12, Sewing up the competition, at the National Trust global cardboard challenge (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Noah Simon's,9, One Stop Shop, at the National Trust global cardboard challenge (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Creative brothers, Tchassnai 10, (the fox) and Nushpkaaakhu Sahnera, with his Mindcraft Wither creation at the National Trust global cardboard challenge (Photograph by blaire Simmons)
BFF's, Chinyere Fox, 10, and Eden Furbert, 9, at the National Trust global cardboard challenge (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
The Knight in Cardboard Armor, Numair Khan, 10, at the National Trust global cardboard challenge (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Sailor in the making, Jayden Masters, 8, at the National Trust global cardboard challenge (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Chinyere Fox, 9, and the Green Witch, at the National Trust global cardboard challenge (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published October 07, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated October 07, 2016 at 1:52 am)

Home-schoolers boxing clever

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