Future City builds creativity

Barnwell Elementary School sixth grade students ranked fifteenth in the Future City Competition sponsored by the Savannah River Site.
Future City is a cross-curricular educational program that allows students to imagine, design and build cities of the future. This year's theme was Rethink Runoff: Design Clean Solutions to Manage Stormwater Pollution.
The students had to research the topic and write an essay outlining their solutions to the problem. They also had to create and manage the day to day activities of a virtual city on the computer and build a model city to scale that showcased their solution.
The students presented their model along with 50 other schools to approximately 20 different judges on Jan. 26 at the USC campus in Aiken.