Lego Sustainable City Workshops Hit The Press
Stratford Herald Newspaper Article - July 2022
How do you teach children about sustainable cities? Brick by brick…
Primary schools across Stratford are being given the chance to create their visions of how a sustainable city could look using a mountain of Lego.
The School Sustainability Programme, which is run by Graduate Planet, has been holding workshops with children based around the environment.
The Lego workshop has already been held at Bishopton and Thomas Jolyffe primary schools, and on Friday (1st July) it was the turn of St Gregory’s Key Stage Two students to get involved with a big build.
Each class created its own sustainable Lego projects, such as solar farms, a recycling centre and sustainable houses, and these were then combined to create a city.
Headteacher of St Gregory’s, Katie Wilkes, said: “It linked perfectly with the children’s learning about ‘caring for God’s creations’ and ‘rights and responsibilities’.”
A spokesperson for Graduate Planet said: “Thanks to the ingenuity and hard work of Kate Evans and Bianca Hollis, and volunteer helpers on the day, the children were left buzzing with solutions and ambitions to drive positive change locally and help our planet.”
Graduate Planet is a social enterprise founded by Kate, a recruitment professional, and puts all of its profits into educational environment initiatives for young people.
The Lego workshops were funded by Wates Group Construction.