Lego donations pour in to help student projects

Pool Academy staff are grateful to the generous people who have donated a ‘huge amount’ of Lego to help student projects.

In January Rachael Facey, school SENDCo, called to the community to help her create a large Lego collection that could be used with children in therapy sessions and an after school club.

She said the sessions could help to boost confidence in the students and encourage them to make friends. But she didn’t have enough any bricks.

Today, in under two months, she has revealed a ‘huge amount’ of bricks have been generously handed in to the school.

“Pool Academy wants to thank everyone who have donated their old Lego so generously,” she said. “The students have been really excited to create models and animate them.

“Lego also gives many of our young people with communication difficulties a safe way to socialise.”

She said LEGO ‘has always been a good creative outlet’ and believes the therapy will help children ‘because they will not be doing it in isolation’.

She added: “It is quite exciting to have Lego therapy at Pool Academy.”

A collection box was set up in the school’s main reception for donations which included Lego bricks, models, base plates etc.

Just some of the Lego donations

Just some of the Lego donations

Christiana Richardson