Educational Programs for Schools Outside of Canterbury.
We travel and bring our LEGO* based programs to you! The activities we can bring to you are outlined below.
Program Cost: $100 per hour with minimum 4 hours required.
Other Expenses for North Island clients: Return Flights from Christchurch, extra baggage – up to 3 suitcases dependent on program selection, accommodation if the program is for more than 1 day, and transfers from airport to venue and return.
Other Expenses for South Island clients: Travel expenses of $0.40 per KM from Rolleston to your venue, and accommodation (excluding food) if the program is for more than 1 day or you are further than 300km from Rolleston.
Combining Art and Mathematics to Create a Mosaic Masterpiece
This program is all about engaging your students to design an artful masterpiece using their math knowledge of reflection, lines of symmetry or complex patterns.
The Task: Students will design a creative piece of art on a 16×16 plate. They will have available a wide range of colours to design a mosaic that uses any of these concepts: ♦ Reflection ♦ Lines of Symmetry ♦ Patterns ♦ Tessellation ♦
This program can be altered to suit your learning group.
- Time: 1 hour
- No of participants per session: Up to 35
- Ages: Year NE – 8
Exploring our culture through the expressions of the Koru
The Koru is an amazing part of our Māori culture and NZ history. The Koru has a great influence on our current NZ society being represented in various ways such as modern art, business logos, and is recognised internationally as a NZ icon. This program will get your students engaged in exploring their own interpretation of the traditional Koru.
The Task: Students will design a Koru on a 16×16 plate using Black, Red and White (other colours can be provided if you would like to stretch the creative boundaries of the program). Students will need to overcome the challenge of building a curve using squares, will consider patterns, reflections, symmetry, and pure creativity to complete this task. At the end of the session you will be guaranteed a spectacular line up of designs!!
- Time: 1 hour
- No of participants per session: up to 35
- Ages: Suitable for all ages. Templates are provided for those who need guidance or inspiration. For very young students (under 6 years of age) we recommend parent helpers or older buddies from within the school to provide support for the young learners during the program.
Visual Arts though Brick Creativity
This exciting program will see students come together in a completely creative environment. Students will have the opportunity to express their ideas through the materials provided. It will offer opportunity for students to work both independently and collaboratively as they produce builds inspired by their imagination and unique ideas.
Various workstations will be set up each with a different theme or style of parts that will challenge students to think critically as they explore how to use the parts provided. The 5 work stations will be: TECHNIC, Friends and Star Wars themed Bricks, Mosaic Boards and Tree and Gardening
- Time: 2 hours
- No of participants per session: 60
- Ages: Suitable for all ages.
Creative Expressions Through Sculptures made with Bricks
- 2 eight-stud (2×4) LEGO bricks of the same colour can be combined in 24 different ways.
- 3 eight-stud (2×4) LEGO bricks of the same colour can be combined in 1,060 different ways.
- 6 eight-stud (2×4) LEGO bricks of the same colour can be combined in more than 915 million possible ways…
…what can your students do with 50 bricks or 8,000 bricks??
Task 1: Students will be given 50 Bricks and 50 Plates – with a time limit of 35 minutes what can they build, how many different ideas can they come up with, how far will their imagination stretch? This task will get students thinking outside the square, exercise their imagination, and show you their creative thinking.
Task 2: Students are given a large box with 8,000 2×4 and 2×2 LEGO bricks to base their next, much larger sculpture with! Students will work together in small groups of 2-4 to see what they can design in the time given.
- Time: From 1 hour and up to 1.5 hours
- No of participants per session: Up to 30
- Ages: NE – Year 8