Lego show comes to Mallow

BILL BROWNE

Published 08/11/2012 | 08:49

FOR generations it has been one of the most popular toys for children across the globe.

The humble Lego brick has also become and important educational tool in helping young people to develop their creative, co-ordination and basic engineering skills.

On Saturday, November 17 the Learn It Lego roadshow will visit the Mallow GAA complex in Carrigoon, offering local children an exciting opportunity to stretch the boundaries of their imaginations.

Workshops will cover all ages, with instructors challenging participants to make their own creations using basic Lego bricks, gears, cogs and battery powered motors to make their creations come to life.

Learn It manager Ross Maguire said the roadshow would help children learn new skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

"At the end of the day all the projects are placed together to create the day's theme and the parents are invited in the see what their children have created," he said.

There will be a very heavy emphasis on robotics, allowing children to put their science, maths and engineering skills to plan, build and test their own robotic creations.

The show is the second high profile collaboration of maths, science and fun at Carrigoon in recent months.

Admission to the roadshow costs from €20 and places can be booked at www.learnit.ie.

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