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Barnum fourth-grader Sam Collier sets up the cardboard bowling arcade game he created for Monday's Global Day of Play in the school cafeteria. In all, 183 students in grades K-6 designed and constructed cardboard arcade games for the event. Photo Courtesy of Joel Soukkala

Barnum students create with cardboard

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The din in the cafeteria of Barnum Elementary on Monday afternoon was almost deafening. But rather than drawing the disapproval of teachers and staff, it brought praise. It was the sound of imagination at work.

Monday was the school's first-ever Global Cardboard Challenge, with students in grades K-6 joining some 70,000 other kids across the globe in designing and building cardboard arcade games for a "Global Day of Play."

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