LEGO Education to put on Croydon library ‘taster’ sessions throughout summer


By - Monday 20th July, 2015

Starting today (Monday 20th July) a series of Lego Education events will take place across libraries in Croydon. The first library to receive the new education resources is Croydon Central Library, and ten local primary school children have been invited to the launch.


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Release begins: Building on the lessons learned in the classroom, Croydon children will soon be able to extend their knowledge and learn new skills at their local library as it takes collection of the nation’s favourite toy bricks.

Launching on Monday 20 July, Lego Education will commence the first of a series of events to bring the popular construction toy to the borough’s libraries.

To help demonstrate the exciting possibilities and technologies of Lego Education, 10 primary schoolchildren are being invited to the launch and will be the first in Croydon to get to grips with the new resources.

Children who would like to be part of the launch should email

The Lego Education programme supports children in an engaging and creative environment, allowing them to develop their understanding of computing, design and technology, science, maths and languages using a plaything familiar to them and their parents.

Neil Taylor, Regional Manager at LEGO Education:

“LEGO Education are very pleased to be working in partnership with Cultural Community Solutions who manage libraries on behalf of the Local Authorities in Croydon, Ealing, Hounslow and Harrow.

“We believe that the work being carried out will have a valuable and lasting impact on the children, families and other members of the community visiting the libraries and look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

Jonny Rose, Founder of Croydon Tech City:

“This is a great addition to the services already offered by Croydon’s libraries, and one that’s sure to be a big hit with the borough’s children.

“Lego has amused generations of children while, at the same time, firing their imaginations, enhancing their hand/eye coordination, and I hope the sessions will inspire many to become engineers, architects, builders and designers, and part of Croydon’s burgeoning Tech City one day.”

The launch is the first phase that will see the setting up, during September, of Lego Clubs throughout Croydon.

Running weekly, the clubs will be suitable for children aged eight-plus, who will interact with specially designed activity packages – such as StoryStarter, MoreToMaths, WeDo, and Machines and Mechanisms – under the guidance of trained staff.

Club membership will involve a small fee, but, before signing up, parents and children are invited to attend a free taster session during the summer holidays. The taster sessions will provide an insight into the exciting activities and workshops that will be on offer.

The launch, from 11am to noon on Monday 20 July, will take place in Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET.

Any child who would like to take part should email but be aware that only 10 places are available, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; confirmation will be emailed to successful applicants.

Alternatively, they can call 020 3700 1034. For more information visit www.ccslibraries.com/legoeducationcroydon

If you want sign up for all future LEGO Education events in Croydon, please go here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/local/lego-club-croydon/

Release ends.

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