Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 16.24.38AN exciting new learning initiative is helping Middlesbrough youngsters build brighter futures.

 

The Lego Academy is launched at Ayresome Primary School next Wednesday, May 6.

 

The programme combines direct teaching with a self-directed learning approach providing tasks and challenges for pupils through constructing and connecting artefacts using Lego and electronics.

 

Ayresome Primary is the first school in the North East to take up the initiative and will officially unveil its new Lego Education Innovation Studio at next week’s event.

 

The programme – led by the school’s Director of Computing Education, Phil Ainsley – supports the whole curriculum, with an emphasis on maths, science, literacy and Computing Education.

 

Headteachers and governors from across the town will be joined by representatives from Middlesbrough Council, Teesside University and Middlesbrough College and children from other local primary schools.

 

The Lego Innovation Education Studio will be officially opened by Lego International MD Dr Rene Lydiksen who is travelling from Europe for the event.

 

Wednesday’s official launch will be followed by a practical session in the studio delivered by David Gregory from the Lego Academy.

 

Lisa Biggin, Headteacher from Ayresome Primary School, said: “The Academy is the first of its kind in the North East.

 

“It’s a really exciting addition to the way young people learn, and I’m sure other schools will follow Ayresome’s lead.”