LEGO enthusiasts needed

There is a growing excitement in many places about the benefits of structured LEGO clubs for building social and communication skills, especially for those who struggle in this area. It is not simply about collecting a group of children together and providing them with LEGO blocks. The children are in groups of three with an adult supervisor. A clear set of ‘LEGO Club’ rules are agreed upon and the group meets on a regular basis to collaborate in LEGO brick building activities, tailored to the skill level of the participants. The tasks are divided up – one has the instructions – ‘the architect’, one has the LEGO blocks – ‘the supplier’ and one assembles the LEGO – ‘the builder’. The tasks are completed using verbal and non-verbal communication, collaboration and sharing. Research shows that these groups benefit those who attend immensely. We would like to start a LEGO club at St. Marks Church, Alma Lane, GU9 0LT and so LEGO Enthusiasts are wanted for a few hours a month to help run this exciting new venture. Full training will be provided and there will be a requirement to be DBS checked and to attend safeguarding training. This is a “Families Matter Project”. For more information please call me, Jane Voake, on 07827 567 014 Email: jane.voake@cofeguildford.org.uk

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