Building Comunities with LEGO®

Wednesday 15 November 4.00 – 8.00

Speke Training Education Centre, Speke Blvd/Evans Rd, Liverpool, L24 9HZ

This project has been born out of work with children of refugee families in the North West. When considering the areas that make them feel isolated when they try to become integrated in their new homes most of these children claim the lack of understanding around their religion is a cause for distrust and can lead to upset and aggression. Delving further highlighted a lack of understanding of religious traditions of new arrivals in the UK. This led us to develop a programme that would allow for discussions and encourage understanding of a range of faith traditions and practices whilst using LEGO® to encourage young people to get involved and work collaboratively. In effect using LEGO® to build understanding and relationships.
The young people will take part in challenges to build some great LEGO® models, complete a range of challenges that will test their building skills and improve your understanding of different faiths.
LEGO® challenges have been devised by psychologists, theologians and teachers and will encourage understanding a range of world religion philosophies and also build awareness of the similarities within the Abrahamic religions, as well as the traditions of other world religions.

Event held by Speke Training Education Centre
Contact Emran Ali
Telephone 0151 792 6530
Venue accessibility Assistance dogs permitted, Disabled parking, Disabled toilet, Large print signage, Other (access)
Event categories Arts/culture/music, Children's event, Social action or social issues, Youth event
Important information This event will take place during Inter Faith Week, at an Education centre. The project will involve up to 30 children, allocated on a first confirm basis.
There will be no cost to the children taking part, however they must contact us to confirm a place is available.
To register they must email- or pone 0151 792 6530
Parent/carers will not be involved in the project directly, but tea and coffee will be available in the waiting area.