Witchampton First School built LEGO for science week

All the pupils at Witchampton First School decamped to the village hall this month to mark Science Week – by spending a day building with LEGO. With the theme of ‘growth’, the youngsters designed and created their own town which included houses, vehicles, roads, trains, airports and woods. There were 20,000 pieces of LEGO available during the day, which was organised by Bob Walker of Primary Workshop.

A unique creation Headteacher Jo Hancock said:
“With the theme of ‘growth’ our children were able to grow their own town out of nothing. “They all loved building with LEGO and it taught them many lessons – including the importance of communication
and collaboration.
“The children designed and planned their parts of the creation, and then either on their own or with others built them. It was fun to see the whole thing coming together and watching the children become totally
absorbed in it.”
Liz West, CEO of Wimborne Academy Trust, said: “Science is an important subject and it’s crucial to introduce the subject as early as possible. I’m sure that through the day the children learned a great deal
without realising it.

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