Launch of Lego in borough libraries

 

Building on the lessons learned in the classroom, Croydon children will soon be able to extend their knowledge and learn new skills at their local library as it takes collection of the nation’s favourite toy bricks.

Launching on Monday (20), Croydon’s libraries are working in partnership with Lego Education to bring the popular construction toy to the borough’s libraries.

To help demonstrate the exciting possibilities and technologies of Lego Education, 10 primary schoolchildren will be the first in Croydon to get to grips with the new resources.

The programme supports children in an engaging and creative environment, allowing them to develop their understanding of computing, design and technology, science, maths and languages using a plaything familiar to them and their parents.

Cllr-GodfreyCouncillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport

“This is a great addition to the services already offered by Croydon’s libraries service, and one that’s sure to be a big hit with the borough’s children.

“Lego has amused generations of children while, at the same time, firing their imaginations, enhancing their hand/eye coordination, and, I’m sure, inspiring many to become engineers, architects, builders and designers.”

The launch is the first phase that will see the setting up, during September, of Lego Clubs at branch libraries across Croydon.

Running weekly, the clubs will be suitable for children aged eight-plus, who will interact with specially designed activity packages – such as StoryStarter, MoreToMaths, WeDo, and Machines and Mechanisms – under the guidance of trained staff.

Club membership will involve a small fee, but, before signing up, parents and children are invited to attend a free taster session during the summer holidays. The taster sessions will provide an insight into the exciting activities and workshops that will be on offer.

 

Taster sessions

Location: New Addington Library, New Addington Centre, 61 Central Parade, CR0 0JD
Date: Wednesday 23 July
Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm
Phone: 020 3700 1009

Location: Thornton Heath Library, Brigstock Road, CR7 7JB
Date: Tuesday 4 August
Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm
Phone: 020 3700 1023

Location: Shirley Library, Wickham Road/Hartland Way, CR0 8BH
Date: Thursday 6 August
Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm
Phone: 020 3700 1019

Location: Norbury Library, Beatrice Avenue, SW16 4UW
Date: Monday 17 August
Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm
Phone: 020 3700 1011

Location: Purley Library, Banstead Road, CR8 3YH
Date: Tuesday 25 August
Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm
Phone: 020 3700 1013

Website: www.ccslibraries.com/legoeducationcroydon

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