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WAKE SCHOOLS WIN LEGO GRANTS

If having fun is the key to promoting learning, then learning is being promoted in abundance at Combs Elementary School. For the past five years, students at Combs have used LEGO's signature bricks to stretch their creativity and imagination to build what they've been talking about in their classes. Now five other schools will have the same opportunity as part of a new partnership announced Wednesday between the Wake County school system and LEGO.A pair of grants will allow three Raleigh schools – Combs, Centennial Campus Middle and Athens Drive High and three eastern Wake schools – Hodge Road Elementary, East Wake Middle and Knightdale High – to join the LEGO Smart Schools program. They'll receive LEGO products that are designed to help students develop problem-solving skills with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math. This program is desperately needed to promote creativity and learning for us to have 21st-century students," said Nancy Allen, principal of East Wake Middle School.

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