Oakville Elementary hosts Creative Challenge

Superintendent Eric Knost reads the description of an upcycled bird feeder during Oakville Elementarys eighth annual Creative Challenge

Superintendent Eric Knost reads the description of an upcycled bird feeder during Oakville Elementary’s eighth annual Creative Challenge

Oakville Elementary School is hosting the eighth annual Creative Challenge.

The Creative Challenge is used to showcase young students’ creativity and problem-solving techniques. This year’s topic is upcycling, which is taking some reject object that belongs on the curb and making it into something beautiful or useful, according to a news release written by Oakville Elementary School fifth-grader Matthew Meyer, who notes that trash is an ever-growing — literally — problem.

The Upcycling exhibit will be on display during regular schools hours until Friday, Dec. 9, at Oakville Elementary School, 2911 Yaeger Road. Some works visitors might see are a birdhouse made of license plates, some jewelry made of “junk” items like buttons, robots made of tins and little pieces like bottle caps and more.