Never disappointed by our visits to schools and creches in Atteridgeville. Great to be able to share all the excellent work being done by teachers and practitioners with our guests from the LEGO Foundation. So good to see our guests engaging and playing with the children.
Curro Mamelodi opened its doors in January 2018. The teachers, under the guidance of Maud Langa, have started their Six Bricks journey.
Soren Holm and Lesley Holst from the LEGO Foundation visited South Africa for the first time. A quick meeting with some teachers at St Peters Girls' School and Allmighty Creche was part of their visit.
Katrine Bæk Larsen from Denmark, has a long standing relationship with Allmighty Day Care centre. She raised funds to buy resources for the centre and delivered these, much to the children's and teachers' delight!
Psychology Honours students and their lecturers, from the North West University, joined in a Six Bricks session.
Delegates from the Free State, Eastern Cape and Gauteng provincial Departments of Education came together for two days to discover and participate in a Six Bricks - learning through play workshop.
Poplar Academy have embraced Six Bricks in their school, working with children in Foundation and Intermediate Phase. Teachers joined in the Deep Dive to extend the knowledge base about learning through play and how to continue inspiring children with Six Bricks.
Evah Nkosi organised a LEGO Fun day for ten ECD centres in Atteridgeville. Two hundred children played the morning away, experiencing fun, social activities that kept them engaged. The teachers played along with the children and guided the activities. A very successful morning!
Participants from Hope Worldwide, The Little ABC's, 345 Nursery School, Scripture Union and Raphael Lok from Hong Kong, tackled a combined Level 1 and 2 session.
Such creative and imaginative ideas by the participants. The Play Box Deep Dive delves into how teachers can include playful teaching and learning into their curriculum.
"Empowering children to shape tomorrow" was the theme of the 2018 LEGO Idea Conference. Incredible to visit the LEGO House and mingle with 400 delegates all looking to make a difference in education.
Gearing up for a week of working with the DUPLO Play Box. All participants started with a Level 1 and 2 training session.
Some newly qualified facilitators have been hard at work training colleagues and students. Ryan Chaochi Hsiao and Vicki Koen have used Six Bricks and Play Box to encourage learning through play. Thank you for sharing your photos.
A visit to Allmighty Daycare Centre to see the Grade R learners in action. A big class but loads of fun and smiles.
Children, in the various primary school grades, loving their Six Bricks time! Activities incorporating physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.
CFE ran a number of training sessions in Cape Town. Thank you to ORT SA Cape for providing the venue and allowing us to use the materials for training the following sessions: Play Box Level 1 and 2, Six Bricks Level 1 and 2, Six Bricks Deep Dive and Play Box Facilitator course.
Esikhisini Primary school in Atteridgeville hosted a wonderful group of people today. Thank you to all the staff and children for showing us how you are using LEGO to assist with learning through PLAY !
Included in this group were : Danish Minister for Development Cooperation - Ulla Tørnæs, DDG of Basic Education - Dr Maboya, Danish Ambassador - Mrs Trine Rask Thygesen, UNICEF South Africa Country Director - Herve Ludovic de Lys, LEGO SA Country Manager - Kristian Imhof, and other guests from overseas and the Danish Embassy.
The Six Bricks Deep Dive can be attended after completing Level 1 and 2 training. During this full day training session, you delve even further into the magic of Six Bricks.
Teachers from Royal Mount School learning about Six Bricks and how to implement this tool into their teaching and learning.
Level 1 and 2 Play Box Training was run for a group of teachers from Lesotho - Touching Tiny Lives. Also attending were people from JAM, Olico and Macedonean School.
A visit to St Peters Girls Prep to see how robotics and coding is integrated into the school day. This was followed with a visit to an ECD centre in Kyasands
Wonderful morning spent in Atteridgeville with the LEGO Foundation visiting Esikhisini Primary School and Granny Garages.
Much laughter today - the FP teachers from Blair Atholl Primary school were introduced to the Six Bricks mats.