LEGO Building Classes for Schools
Check out the programmes we have on offer below. Once you've found the right programme for your class, fill out our school visits enquiry form to start a conversation with us!
Once upon a time… There was a very familiar story about a princess… and she lived happily ever after. Surely we can we tell better stories than that?Over the course of this lesson, students will explore what makes a good story and how we can become better storytellers. We will look at the aspects of plot, character and setting and the effect these have on the feeling of our story. The aim of this lesson is to use construction to form ideas, write a story and illustrate aspects of the story. This can then be shared in groups or photographed to take back to school; it could even be used later in a session of stop motion movie-making!
This program easily allows for alterations for age and topic of study. This can be done with either a focus on oral or written language. 60-90 mins per session, depending on students’ ages and written language ability.
Legopolis is a brand new city in the South Island! But there is a problem. Legopolis was not designed very well. There are 4 supermarkets all next to each other, and all the roads lead to nowhere! We need some town planners to join together and design a brand new layout for this mixed up city!In this session, we will think about all the types of places we see around our city, and how we can best arrange a city. The aim of this session is for students to think critically about planning and purpose, and then physically build their city!
Allow us to introduce your students to LEGO Technic, which allows them to create more advanced models with moving parts. Your class will be split into two groups. Each group will have a 45 minute mini-session working with one of our facilitators and 45 minutes to play in our LEGO and DUPLO pits.We will begin the Technic building mini-session by investigating the different types of Technic pieces available to build with. The next step is get creative and see what we can build that moves—maybe a digger, maybe a giraffe, maybe a flying house… Once students have gained some confidence working with Technic, they will have the opportunity to follow some building instructions to create a Technic contraption such as a catapult, a set of scales, or a paper crinkler.
In this session, students will be introduced to LEGO Technic and use it to build simple machines. We will investigate gearing, create catapults, build LEGO grabbing machines and more! With our support, students will be able to replicate contraptions we show them and make their own modifications to customise their creations.
This programme can be adapted in difficulty for ages 8+.