After doing the Hour of Code during the 2014-2015 school year, a school coding club was started by a couple Penn parents. There was great engagement from students. To create an additional opportunity for students to learn programming, a fundraising project was set up by 5th graders during the 14-15 school year.
Our fundraiser successfully allowed us to purchase a total of 8 LEGO EV3 Robots. Thank you to many of the parents from Penn Elementary who supported our fundraising efforts. In addition, this would not have been possible without the generous support by our PTO who doubled what the 5th graders raised with their Indiegogo campaign. Lastly, some local businesses provided financial support to help turn this dream into a reality.