PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES LOWE’S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANT FOR ROBOTICS

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES LOWE’S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANT FOR ROBOTICS
Posted on 02/12/2018
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES LOWE’S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANT FOR ROBOTICS

Farmville, VA – The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $4,980 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Prince Edward County Elementary School in Farmville, VA, for the addition of mobile robotics learning centers to be used to supplement content instruction as well as introduce students to robotics. Prince Edward County Elementary School is one of 593 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant during its fall 2016 grants cycle for improvement projects.

 

The mobile robotics learning centers will consist of two mobile carts that will be equipped with classroom sets of LEGO WeDo 2.0 and Wonder Workshop – Dash & Dot robotics kits.  These robotics kits come with curriculum that will allow teachers to incorporate robotics in their normal content to further engage students in the learning process.  The addition of these kits will also allow the opportunity for students to participate in after school robotics clubs during the 2018-2019 school year.  This project is ongoing and will provide students with many wonderful learning opportunities for many years.

 

“Prince Edward County Public Schools is pleased to be named a recipient of the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant.  We look forward to providing our students with new opportunities in STEM through hands-on learning as well as building upon 21st century skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and creativity,” said Tammy Hurt, Principal on Special Assignment.

 

Since its inception in 2005, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided more than $45 million in grants to more than 10,000 schools, benefiting more than 6 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Schools may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. Parent groups and educators can apply by visiting ToolboxForEducation.com.    

 

To view a full list of projects by state, visit ToolboxForEducation.com/winners. Select the fall 2016 winners tab, which will list the school and the supporting Lowe’s store available for assistance.

 

Since 1957, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped improve communities across North America through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism.

 

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects.  Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit the Lowe’s Open House digital newsroom at newsroom.lowes.com