Veterans Park Elementary School held its first annual Invention Convention Feb. 22.
Fourth and fifth grade students identified problems that affect them and embarked on a creative process of trying, failing and persevering until they each developed a prototype solution.
Some of the inventions included: “The No-Slipper Gripper,” “The Big Dipper,” “Tangle Tamer,” “Wet Hair Pillow Sack,” “Rubbish Ridder,” and “DryBum!”
Winners were fifth grader Carly Stern and fourth grader Mairead Lehman, who invented “Pupp-hat” and “Right Beside Me,” respectively.
Carly and Mairead will participate in the Connecticut Invention Convention final event on May 4 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.