photo by Ginger Yarrow

Thank you to Oak Park & River Forest High School’s Tau Gamma service club, who came together last Sunday, September 19, to clean up and sort out the thousands of LEGOs used in OPEF’s Geared Up program! All District 97 3rd graders experience Geared Up — which introduces students to concepts of force and motion using LEGOs. Students usually work in pairs and have a full kit of LEGO building materials — wheels, weights, supports, axles, etc. By the end of the school year, after having seen action in 8 schools and more than 20 classrooms, the kits are in some disarray. The high schoolers donated their time to get the kits ready for 2010-11 third graders.

More pictures here, courtesy Ginger Yarrow.