Neal Middle School Students Promote Textile Recycling with Planet Aid

Gena from Planet Aid talks to students about textile recycilng

Students from the Scholars First Lego League at Neal Magnet Middle School in Durham and Planet Aid are working together to recycle textiles. 

First Lego League is an event in which a team of ten students work together to create innovative solutions to a problem and score points as they advance along a Trash Trek thematic play table. The student team from Neal is heading to the state finals in Greensboro on January 23, 2016. 

students at Neal Stem show off their design for recycling clothesStudents were charged with researching the ways that pollution is created and designing a solution for one of the ways in which pollution is created. There are four main categories of the competition:

(1) Robot Design – Students explain the programming of their robot to judges.

(2) Project Design – Students prepare a skit to describe their innovative solution.

(3) Core Values – First Lego leagues want to teams to display teamwork and gracious professionalism at all time.

(4) Programming of the Robot – Students program the EV3 robot to

 It is a great way to introduce kids to science and technology-- all while having fun!

Planet Aid's Community Relationship Manager Gena Curruthers provided Neal students with information on how to recycle textiles.  The STEM Scholars will use this information in their skit for the project design presentation. The group also made a video promoting textile recycling at their school, and will host a bin on their campus for the rest of the school year.

We wish the Neal STEM Scholars the best as they compete in the state championship

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