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Harper Green School Students Visit Lego Land as part of Lego Therapy Intervention

Monday, 4th March 2024

Nine students from Harper Green School participated in an innovative Lego Therapy Intervention at Lego Land in Manchester last week, organised by the school’s Learning Hub, which plays a crucial role in supporting students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The dedicated team applies various intervention methods, including one-to-one support, small group interventions, and specialist teaching, to accelerate the progress of students and regularly utilises Lego as a distinctive teaching tool to develop vital skills such as communication, teamwork, and turn-taking among students. During the intervention, students collaborate, communicate, and direct each other to construct Lego structures, reinforcing these social skills. To apply these skills in a real-world setting, the group ventured to Lego Land Manchester.

Mr M McKay, Assistant SENDCo at Harper Green School, commented, “During our visit, students engaged in hands-on activities, constructing Lego racing cars and competing on Lego tracks. The 4D cinema provided a multi-sensory experience, showcasing Lego animations, and there was an abundance of Lego for creative building.

"Our students demonstrated the 'We are Harper' values to the highest standard, making the trip a huge success, and we look forward to returning to Lego Land in the future.”

Harper Green School provides additional support for a range of needs, including Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional, and Mental Health, and Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties.

The Lego Land excursion stands as a testament to Harper Green School’s commitment to providing inclusive and engaging learning experiences. The success of this trip reinforces the school’s dedication to fostering essential skills and creating memorable moments for its students.

For more information about Harper Green School, please visit www.harpergreen.net/.

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