King’s Lynn school pupils build giant Lego city

From the Lynn News, 23/5/14

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Youngsters at Lynn’s Howard Junior School let their imaginations run wild and showed off their skills as they worked together to construct a giant Lego city on Wednesday.

The team-building exercise is held annually at the school and both staff and pupils look forward to it each year.

Assistant headteacher Jason Harper said: “The children absolutely loved it. They get so excited about it each year because it gives them a chance to express themselves by building things.

“The adults get just as excited as the kids and we’re all in there as well trying to build things, but it’s great to see the smiles of the childrens’ faces.

“When else do we all get the chance to play with this much Lego?”

The Team Building Workshop was run by Phil Garside and saw the children split into two groups to take part in the sessions, in which they worked together to build a city of their own out of the multi-coloured plastic bricks from Denmark.

Headteacher Gregory Hill tweeted after the event: “So proud of our hardworking, charitable, happy and well-motivated pupils! An amazing day of Lego!”

Mr Harper added: “The workshops give our children a chance to shine in different ways, for the less academic, this is a great opportunity for them to show off their skills.”

The workshops also uses a range of electric trains and lights which gives those with a talent for engineering an important role in the event.

Mr Harper said: “We have such a build up to it in the weeks beforehand and it’s great to see everyone getting involved and working together.

“The Team Building guys are great. Their workshops work well with offices so we thought why wouldn’t it work with our kids?

“It’s been running for the four years I’ve been at the school and we’ve already booked them for next year.”