How schools are using their BrickResales Bulk LEGO Packs
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How schools are using their BrickResales Bulk LEGO Packs

Did you know that BrickResales supplies bulk LEGO packs to schools all over Australia? If you’re not sure how your school could benefit from adding LEGO play to the curriculum, check out how these schools have put their BrickResales LEGO parts to use…

LEGO is such a stimulating 'toy' for children. I've been using our BrickResales parts for LEGO Clubs for children in Years 1-6 and I've loved seeing how students interact with each other as they're building – they problem-solve together and their creativity is incredible. They absolutely love their sessions in the library, building away. I've found that a lot of children who aren't keen to be on the playground, for whatever reason, are finding a real 'sanctuary' space in the library, free to play quietly and creatively. It's also great to see the older children interacting with younger students in a peer mentoring role. My advice to other schools is to definitely make sure that the LEGO parts are safely and securely stored. I bought a number of large-ish plastic containers with lids and divided the LEGO pieces into those to keep it neat and to make sure kids could easily grab-and-go with their bricks, and I've organised LEGO groups in stages so that the kids can come with their friends. I'd say 30 minutes minimum is a must, too. We haven't had a lot of feedback from parents yet, but the kids are over-the-moon with having so many LEGO pieces available to them. Other schools would see huge benefits from developing a LEGO play program.”
Ingrid Terpaj, Teacher Librarian

I purchased LEGO through BrickResales and have set up a LEGO club which I run at lunch times at our school.  Each week I give the students a challenge and they have 15 minutes to create something – it’s kind of like the TV show ‘LEGO Masters’ and the kids love it! We are having heaps of fun.”
Karen Rundle, Year Four teacher 

“We had started using our LEGO parts in a weekly LEGO club with approximately 25 students attending each week, and while we have had to place a hold on running the club for now, staff have been using the LEGO bricks during their teaching time for different activities. Once we can start getting back to normal, we will be looking at starting our LEGO club back up and continuing to have it on a weekly basis. It provides a great opportunity for kids to spend their lunch break inside building, creating anything they can imagine.”
Joshua Mills, Chappy

“We have used our BrickResales pack to complement our existing STEM program. Students have used the LEGO pieces to build a maze background for their Scratch Jr maze coding activity, which they then programmed their characters to move around. I think the students relate well to LEGO play as it’s a fun activity. They get excited even just seeing it out of the storage room and they eagerly engage with the activity. I would encourage other schools to look at BrickResales as an affordable way to purchase LEGO parts within the school. I think often it is the expense of purchasing LEGO bricks that is a blocker for some schools.”
Tara Thomson, STEM teacher



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