LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE MANCHESTER INSPIRED GIRLS TO ‘BUILD BIG’ ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
26-03-2019 to 31-12-2019
Areas Served: North West
Inspired by International Women’s Day 2019’s theme #BalanceforBetter, Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester partnered with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to inspire young girls, as well as boys, to follow their passions.
Widely celebrated for its inclusive approach to educational fun, Legoland Discovery Centre hosted a one-off workshop for Kingsway Primary School’s Year 6 class, exploring why only 13% of the UK construction workforce is female and what #BalanceforBetter means to them.
The fun and interactive workshop saw inspirational talks from the NAWIC on what it is like to be a woman working within the construction industry and Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester’s own Master Model Builder, James Windle, on what it means to turn your passion into a career.
The class were then invited to ‘build for better’ and create their very own #BalanceforBetter scene, to be featured as part of the attraction’s popular Mini Land.
The final scene is made up of 28 individual structures and a double level swimming pool, play centre, library and dream apartments complete with a brilliant roof terrace.
Speaking on Mini Land’s latest addition, Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester’s own Master Model Builder, James Windle, said: “It has been brilliant to work with Kingsway Primary School on the new feature for Mini Land – the sky has been the limit with their designs!”
Jenn McDonough, General Manager Manchester Cluster, Merlin Entertainments, added: “Here at Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, we are committed to promoting inclusivity through play and believe that every child has the creativity and skill to build something remarkable. We were saddened to think there is a point when girls decide building bricks are no longer for them and hope we can keep encouraging everyone to build for better.”
Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester delivers high quality educational experiences for students in line with the educational curriculum. Each workshop is designed to encourage collaboration, critical thinking and challenge students to solve simple problems.
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