by Caleb, Mitch, Donovan, Francisco and with help from Mariella
We met with a few students in the club and also were able to ask the sponsor, Ms. Hinson, a few questions about the club, the building of their lego race cars, and their final trip to Legoland.
What did you learn in the program?
We learned not to be a bully.
What did you like the best about the program?
We got to build lego cars and go to Legoland and hang out with the police officers.
Did you have fun on the trip?
Yes! The rides were fun but some were scary! Our favorite ride was the wood roller coaster.
Did you want to come back from the trip?
No! It was fun! We even liked the bus ride!
Ms. Hinson, who picked the students to be in the program?
Why did you start the program here at South Grade?
I had some fourth grade students who wanted to build self-propelled lego cars.I bought them a motor to install in a car they had built. They watched and re-watched YouTube videos. They read and re-read the instructions. They left school that year with their dream unfulfilled. I went to PBSO that summer and asked for help. They said, “Ms. Hinson, we’ll make it happen.” That fall they arrived with with lego kits for every student in their class and came every Wednesday to work together to construct their cars. It was their idea to celebrate their time together with a trip to Legoland.
Do you enjoy going on the trip to Legoland with the students?
Sure!! It is fun watching some kids on their first roller coaster ride, screaming their heads off.
Do you learn something in the program, too?
Yes, Kiesha Edge came from the Anti-Defamation League, and gave us a presentation about anti-bullying. She was very informative and entertaining. I also learn how talented the students are at constructing a car with a zillion pieces! I learn more about students when I do exit interviews for the video I make for the end of the program. I have learned firsthand how amazingly kind our police officers are.