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Romford school pupils enjoy Lego experience day

PUBLISHED: 14:21 22 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:21 22 March 2015

Pupils with their lego buildings

Pupils with their lego buildings

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Creating a new town – complete with roads, homes and schools – takes years. But these hardworking youngsters have done it in just one day!

Year 1 children from Squirrels Heath Primary School, in Salisbury Road, Romford, enjoyed a Lego experience day during which they were taught how to create cities with their bare hands.

The pupils’ teacher, Emma Isherwood, said: “We have been learning a bit about toys in class so it is good to show them that they can be used productively!

“It’s a way for them to find out more about designing and building something as well as learn about teamwork.”

The children were given an introduction into constructing models by Lego town planner Sheila Wood who guided them in the best way to start off their creations.

Sheila – from Young Town Planners Experience – said: “During the session the children learned how to put buildings together, to make sure they were the strongest they could be.

“They had to plan for different types of buildings needed to make a town and where they should be positioned.”

Thousands of plastic bricks were used to create models, converting the classroom into the pupil’s very own workshop.

Sheila continued: “Lego building is beneficial to children as it helps develop their fine motor skills and co-ordination and supports problem solving and ability to work together.

“It was lovely to see the excitement on the children’s faces as they walked into the classroom to see what they were going to be doing for the day.”


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