CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WNCT) – Students aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River participated in a creative STEM event Wednesday.

Delalio Elementary students participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge.

The way it works is the students work in teams and using the engineering design process they must come up with a well-constructed game, rules and level of difficulty for those participating.

“We’re pushing 21st century learning and teaching skills, so the very first thing is to get our kids to work together and to collaborate, then they have to communicate their ideas to those who come to play and then there is also a little piece of entrepreneurship where they get to run their business,” said Kara Fernandez, the STEM Coordinator for Camp Lejeune District Schools.

After the games are constructed, kids throughout the school joined in to play the games they had all worked on.

The school joins over one million kids worldwide in 70 different countries to create arcade games made out of cardboard boxes.

Fernandez also says the children benefit from this activity by learning without even knowing.