9NEWS: “Succeeds Prize: Aurora ACTION Zone recognized for education innovation”

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"Innovation can come in many forms. Anna Kwan tries to spark it every day at Crawford Elementary School.

'Kind of like planting a seed so that as they are progressing through the grades they might encounter other opportunities that they become intrigued at – rather than feel intimidated by,' Kwan said.

Kwan works with young students, teaching them creative play to foster engineering skills and encourage imagination.

'A lot of the kids, they don’t feel very confident in their own ability to create something from scratch,' she said.

Crawford Elementary is among five schools working together in what's called the ACTION Zone, which also includes Paris Elementary, Boston Elementary, Aurora West College Preparatory Academy and Aurora Central High School."