Sundae School Sampler

Krystle Wagner • Jun 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM

After a week of collaborating and design thinking, students participating in the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District’s Sundae School program showcased their efforts on Thursday.

Seven teams of elementary-age students presented the unique sundaes they created during the futurePREP’d summer school program.

Five teams also presented the results of their challenge to answer the question, “How can we encourage families to be more physically active in the winter months?”

The seven teams worked with ice cream shops in Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville, Borculo, Allendale, Zeeland and Jamestown Township. The students conducted market research, collaborated, developed unique sundaes and marketed them.

As some children developed unique sundaes that would appeal to a variety of people, the group of students with Rosy Mound Elementary School fourth-grade teachers Heather Skogen and T.J. Klumpel considered how to get people physically active. The group created the “Convert-A-Wheel” — bikes and wheelchairs that can be used year-round on all terrains, and an app that tracks the bikes and payments.

William Monroe said he liked the idea because it provides something for everyone to do.

“It brings families together,” Owen Cross added.

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