Katy Texas News
Posted March 3, 2011
After months spent stretching their powers of innovation and creativity, Griffin Elementary sent 10 excited teams to the Gulf Coast Regional Destination ImagiNation tournament. All the teams did a fantastic job and four standout performances brought back trophies to school. The first placed Funky Folinators and the second placed RaDical Rescuers teams will now represent Griffin at the state tournament in Lubbock, Texas in April 2011.
â€œIâ€™m thrilled for the teams and their volunteer leaders,â€ says challenge teacher Nancy Hess. Their hard work and determination meant all our students had fun, learnt about teamwork and discovered how using their imagination can lead to unexpected and unique solutions.â€
Every year, 100,000 students across the U.S. and over 30 other countries participate in Destination ImagiNation. This educational activity requires student teams to solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the specific requirements of the challenges. Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills – they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving.
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