Mexia kids learn STEM concepts at LEGO Camp

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

A new, innovative way to teach engineering concepts to kids debuted in Mexia last week at a LEGO robotics camp hosted by Navarro College South.

The learning event took place Monday through Thursday, with a morning session for children in third to fifth grades, and an afternoon session that included students through seventh grades.

Teaching the class was David Hayes, principal of Wortham Elementary and Junior High schools, and former robotics teacher at Mexia High School.

“The afternoon is a little higher level, more critical thinking for slightly older kids,” Hayes said. “They have to just look at the pictures and decide on the design that’s going to be the most structurally sound.”

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