Watershed School is an uncommon school that fosters academic excellence and upstanding character through an innovative, rigorous, and effective experiential college prep curriculum. Our students experience adventure and wonder as they learn by doing and engage in complex, in-depth and abstract thoughts in written, oral and artistic forms.
At Watershed, we believe that creativity and imagination are a critical part of education for children of all ages. In an era that’s more and more about test-taking, we believe that the problem-solving, collaboration, and intrinsic motivation sparked by creative play are part of what our children will need to thrive in the 21st century.
That’s why Watershed School is hosting the Global Cardboard Challenge – a free event open to the entire community – on October 11th. Inspired by the short film, “Caine’s Arcade,” the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. On October 11th, kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination – and then communities will come together to play!
Please join us at the Watershed School in Boulder, CO on October 11, 2014 from 10a-1p. Come ready to play and interact with schools around the globe participating in the Global Cardboard Challenge. Registration is free and on-line here.
Watch Caine’s Arcade to view the inspiring story of a 9-year-old boy armed with his imagination and a summer with his dad and unlimited cardboard: