“It gets messy. It gets ugly. This is learning at its base level,” Trafalgar’s Jeff Yasinchuk told the Star during a visit to the school’s MakerSpace class on Wednesday. The kids were constructing robots, creating water pianos and playing video games during the class, which received a $5,500 investment from the school’s PAC over the last year.
Tyler Kettner and Jari Spears worked with Lego Mindstorms in tandem while Evan Lundy and Zac Evans played Flappy Bird using Play-Doh as a controller. Chris Lawrence-Jefferey showed the Star his robot and Eric Sherman explained how to use an instrument called a Makey Makey.
Yasinchuk worked with Blake Sicotte, Brodie Foley, Kaden Johnson and Atreyu Parks on their project.
“This is a passion-based form of lifelong learning, where we allow kids to pursue whatever interests them,” said Yasinchuk.