Exploring new school workshops at Legoland

Date Posted: 22/04/2015

Legoland Windsor has created a number of active educational workshop opportunities to supplement school trips to the resort.

Students can now complement traditional subjects such as English, Maths, Science and Design & Technology with Legoland’s educational workshops.  

Each session lasts 45 minutes, has an association with the National Curriculum and is bespoke to a different Key Stage. All workshops can accommodate a maximum of 30 students with the exception of Space Challenge which holds up to 16 students per sitting.

New for 2015

Lego Atlas for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3

The Lego Atlas experience is targeted at children between the ages of five and 14 and would be ideal for Science, Geography and Design & Technology students.

This session is designed to encourage children to utilise and develop their team work and construction skills by building different objects including famous landmarks, animals and buildings so they can be positioned on the Lego map.

Space Challenge for Key Stages 2 and 3

Legoland’s Space Challenge workshop is organised for Maths and Science pupils aged seven to 14 and challenges them to use a specially designed version of the Lego Education Mind Storm EV3 Robot to solve a variety of space themed problems.

Students will not only develop a greater understanding behind properties of materials and the relationship between speed, distance and time, but they will also become more adept at interpreting and evaluating scientific data.

Castles and Kingdoms for Key Stage 1

The Castles and Kingdoms workshop has a curriculum focus on the subjects of History, English and Design & Technology.

The course will teach students between the ages of five and seven about the history behind the resort’s castle and the site’s building design.

The session will continue with a master Lego builder demonstrating the intricacies of building small scale Lego structures before the children experiment by assembling their own structures based on the principles they have learned.

There are also a number of existing workshops for school children to attend including…

Understanding Underwater Conservation for Key Stages 1,2 and 3

The Understanding Underwater Conservation places an emphasis on Science and Design & Technology pupils between the ages of five and 14.

Children will learn about the consequences of humanity’s interference with nature. The workshop highlights the importance of conservation, raises awareness of endangered animals and demonstrates the impact of pollution and deforestation on the environment.

Afterwards students will build their own coral reef out of Lego before going on an underwater submarine giving pupils a tangible understanding of why conservation is so integral to the planet’s future.

Gears, Pulleys and Construction for Key Stages 1 and 2

The Gears, Pulleys and Construction workshop is aimed at Science and Design & Technology students between the ages of five and seven.

Children will get to grips with the mechanics of gears and pulleys, realise the advantages of these systems and where they would find them in everyday life. Afterwards students will validate their understanding by constructing their own Lego model which work through the movement of the gears and pulleys.

Notes for teachers

Legoland’s educational workshops can be booked for morning and afternoon sessions depending on day availability. Also the workshop’s difficulty level can be altered to suit the different Key Stages.

At the end of each session, providing the successful completion the workshop, every student will receive a limited edition school pop badge and a Legoland education certificate.

All of the educational workshops are connected to Legoland and after the session is finished, students can immediately implement what they have learned by locating the models and rides across the resort which relate to the studies they have just completed.

To book a workshop call 0871 4232 280 or for more information visit www.legoland.co.uk/Plan/education/.

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