St. Peter's Brickbuster team meets John Spinello at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair while showcasing their newest educational game Apple Core. They also displayed another St. Peter's Brickbuster educational natural disaster survival skills team-building game called "Storm Strategy" that was created by last year's team. Pictured front from left are Brickbuster Team members Aidan Coen, Kyle Lehman, Brietta Coen; back row: Mac Dudkiewicz, Michael Cherek, John Spinello, inventor of the children's game Operation and Christina Nolting.

St. Peter’s Brickbuster team meets John Spinello at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair while showcasing their newest educational game Apple Core. They also displayed another St. Peter’s Brickbuster educational natural disaster survival skills team-building game called “Storm Strategy” that was created by last year’s team. Pictured front from left are Brickbuster Team members Aidan Coen, Kyle Lehman, Brietta Coen; back row: Mac Dudkiewicz, Michael Cherek, John Spinello, inventor of the children’s game Operation and Christina Nolting.

Team advances to  sectional FLL tournament on Dec. 13

The St. Peter’s School Brickbusters took second place at regionals in Sheboygan at Shoreland Technical College.

The Brickbusters also earned the Judges Award title for their high marks in the three areas that are judged – Project, Teamwork and Robotics.

The team continues to meet at The Heritage each week to teach the Senior Citizens how to use iPads and iPhones as part of their FIRST Lego League World Class Learning Project.

“The students are hoping to reach out to other seniors in their community as well as neighboring communities that may have questions or a need regarding Apple products,” teacher Jenni Lehman said.

The students also emailed Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Corp., to inform him of their success with their project.

The Brickbusters traveled to Chicago on Nov. 22 and presented their World Class FLL project and their technology game “Apple Core,” at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair.

The team was awarded medals of participation and were able to meet with toy and game inventors such as mentor David L. Hoyt, creator of the Chicago Tribune Jumble puzzle and Word Winder. Toy and Game Fair sponsors and Spinmaster representatives visited their booth as well, and said they were impressed by the creative idea and presentation style of the students, Lehman said.

The Brickbusters also met the inventor of the game Operation, John Spinello. The team interacted with Toy and Game Fair visitors all day long informing them about FLL and their project regarding the importance of helping the Senior Citizen community learn about 21st-century technology.

The Brickbusters told their visitors how they provide teaching skills through their weekly volunteer classes.

“The students received great feedback and encouragement from game inventors and guests visiting the Toy and Game Fair,” Lehman said.

This is the Brickbuster’s second trip to the fair. Last year, the team showcased an educational game called “Storm Strategy” that involved team building and natural disaster survival skills knowledge. To win the game everyone must make it across the board alive during the storm to safety, all while learning about survival skills along the way.

The Brickbusters advance to the sectional FLL tournament held in Mukwonago on Dec. 13. The public is encouraged to attend.

“Please visit the all day event to see amazing teams from all over our state come together to share knowledge with each other,” Lehman said. “Together, young and old, we can make a difference in our world. The future is wide open and the Brickbusters would like to make a positive impact in their community with their World Class Project to help inspire others in the areas of science and technology.”

 

 

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