On Wednesday 24 May, the Year 6 children took part in a Lego building workshop.
They were led by Mr Garside, a Lego expert, who has over 80,000 pieces and years of experience in teaching children the skills behind successful design. The purpose of the afternoon was to develop team building skills and to use electrical circuits within their design. The children were initially given the task of constructing a village with small buildings, that had windows and doors and was lit from the inside by a combination of bulbs and batteries.
All of the groups successfully built a variety of different buildings and were then asked to develop these into a complete exhibition of various Lego structures. A key feature was the use of circuits throughout to bring their designs to life and it was fantastic to see trains powered by motors and landing lights in airports, as well as lighthouses and a whole combination of miniature villages shining brightly.
The teamwork shown by the children was commendable. Mr Garside was incredibly impressed by the way in which the Year 6 children worked sensibly and enthusiastically during the whole of the three hour project. Year 6 absolutely loved the opportunity to participate in the afternoon and it gave the staff a true sense of just how well they could work, not only independently, but also as part of a team.