Developing science skills brick by brick

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As part of British Science Week (March 13-22) Bricks4Kidz is offering children the opportunity to use basic programming of LEGO models, and other activities, to increase their STEM skills abilities.

The local company is offering two individual sessions on Sunday, March 15, and Sunday, March 22 (1pm-4pm) where children aged over eight can build specific working models which will be then programmed by the participants using robotic software.

Co-owner Mark Pullen said: “Kinesthetic learning - learning by doing - is an awesome method to help young people grasp the basic fundamentals of science and we think that combining this with LEGO bricks provides a fantastic opportunity to really engage with the subject.”

Both sessions will be held in the Central Brighouse Scout HQ, on Atlas Mill Road.

The sessions are £10 each with a reduction to £15 if both are booked.

To register, visit www.bricks4kidz.co.uk/calderdale.

l Bricks4Kidz is teaming up with Kershaw’s Garden Centre to raise money for Comic Relief. On Saturday, March 14, between 10am and noon, Bricks4Kidz is running a drop-in workshop which will offer a number of fun activities for children and parents in return for a donation to the charity appeal. To pre-register, visit http://tinyurl.com/b4kcalderdale.