Coronavirus: IET sends educational LEGO® packs to schools to support children of key workers

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery is aimed at children aged 4 – 6 years and develops Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills from an early age by allowing children to explore a real-world theme and learn through play. FIRST LEGO League Junior is a STEM-based programme for 6-9-year olds, that encourages children to investigate a real-world theme, develop teamwork, design and programming skills, as well as have fun.

Working with the IET’s existing FIRST LEGO League regional hosts and partners to engage with schools that are staying open, FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery kits have been sent to 34 schools across the UK, all of which include a DUPLO STEAM park set, as well as LEGO® kit and booklets for groups of children.

FIRST LEGO League Jr. kits have been sent to 103 schools across the UK, including 29 kits to Scottish Education Hubs and 24 kits to Welsh Schools. These kits include an Inspire Set – a box of LEGO® based around the annual theme, engineering notebooks, a team meeting guide for coaches and a LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 - a motor and software used to programme the teams LEGO® model.

David Lakin, IET Head of Education, said: “The extraordinary situation we currently find ourselves in has affected all our lives, and we wanted to show our support to schools remaining open. We hope by making our brilliant FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery and FIRST LEGO League Junior packs available, we’re showing children how fun and exciting STEM education can be and enables teachers to keep children engaging in STEM education during this very difficult time.”

To find out more about the IET’s other education resources, please visit www.theiet.org/education.

 

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