More than 40 area children participated in the Block Kids competition at the Kansas Technology Center in January. The event, now in its third year, is sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction. It is designed to teach young children construction concepts.

“Block Kids exposes youngsters to construction-related activities,” said Dennis Audo, PSU construction instructor. “Plus, it’s a lot of fun.”

For the event, each participant received a kit with 100 Legos blocks, string, aluminum foil, a rock, and other basic items. The children then have a set amount of time to create a structure.