Ranney Middle School students embarked on a three-day mini-mester, a collaborative, experiential learning opportunity from June 7-9. Each of the Middle School grades (6-8) worked to fulfill one of the cornerstones of the Ranney mission statement: Lead (6th) Create (7th) Contribute (8th).
Our seventh grade students worked with Project U.S.E. to complete various teambuilding challenges focused on working effectively and efficiently with others and the ultimate goal of creating something that would have a lasting impact on our community at large. Over the three days, students worked with Project U.S.E. leaders to learn how to build brand new bicycles. The students built 16 bicycles, which will be donated to our community through Lunch Break, The Boys and Girls Club of Asbury Park, and a homeless shelter in Newark affiliated with Project U.S.E.
Sloane P., a seventh-grade student, shared her experience: “it was fun learning how to fix and build a bike…” and she also enjoyed the team-building games because she was able to work with her classmates on something different and new. Allie M. mentioned that she “enjoyed the way the groups [of students] collaborated” and that the diverse selection of games and activities made the mini-mester exciting.
All bicycles were safety checked by the leaders from Project U.S.E.
Thank you to the Ranney Middle School students and teachers and Project U.S.E. for this wonderful donation for our financially-insecure community members!
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