Bricks in Schools

Creative programmes to support and enhance the educational journey for students and teachers across New Zealand.


How do the Bricks in School programme link to the New Zealand Curriculum?

The development of 21st-century skills is the focus of our Bricks in Schools programme.  Communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, curiosity, and culture.  Opportunities are woven into each programme in such a way that students can naturally use these skills.  With this in mind, each workshop is presented in a way that opens a space for students to safely explore these skills.

Key Competencies

In addition, students will experience many areas of the NZC within each challenge.  This could include anything from achievement objectives within the arts or sciences to mathematics, and more.  Furthermore, the Bricks in Schools programme supports the development of key competencies.  Students will think deeply as they participate in the tasks presented.  They will work with and alongside others to contribute to the end goal.  Students will use bricks, creativity, and oral language as they work with their peers and teachers.  And finally managing self is a big part of our programme.  In fact, we all know how it feels when creations fall apart or do not work.

Let your hands do the thinking

The learning that emerges from a full immersion session will vary for each participant.  Learning will be influenced by their personal interests, participation, and individual focus on learning within each challenge.  To conclude, both students and teachers will play during a House of Bricks session.  But this play will not be random.  It will have meaning and intention.  In fact, their hands do the thinking for the day.

How to use our services

Our programmes support curriculum-based learning in a variety of ways.   Because of this, we will work alongside you to prepare a programme.  The result will be a programme suitable for just you and your students.  With this in mind here are examples of how Bricks in School is used by clients.

  1. Launch or further explore a topic of inquiry.
  2. Exploring STEM/STEAM through a series of short workshops over the term.
  3. Experience a full immersion creative day focusing on the 5 C’s.
  4. Provide a team-building opportunity.
  5. Open space for mentoring opportunities between year levels.
  6. A Whānau/House challenge day.
  7. Test out theories or trial a prototype.
  8. For end-of-term or end-of-year celebration events.
  9. To explore art using LEGO* bricks as the medium.
  10. And last but not least, fundraising opportunities inside and outside of school hours.

Everything was so well planned. We got the details beforehand and the instructions were very easy for the students to follow. Activities were thoroughly planned in advance. Extreme value for money. I want to offer this to my students every term! Such a great way to tie in inquiry topics as Rachel can integrate anything. Highly recommended. The students are still talking about it!

Teacher, South Hornby SchoolA great way to tie in inquiry topics

Thank you very much for a fun and engaging programme. The Students had a lot of fun. Thank you also for being so easy to book with – nothing was a problem and everything was well explained. I’m sure we’ll have you back sometime!

Teacher, Medbury SchoolA fun and engaging programme

Rachel was excellent, very relaxed, organised and in control. The day was so well planned and organised! Everyone knew what to do and all children were engaged and happy.

Teacher, Rangiora New LifeRelaxed, organised and in control.

Very clear delivery of expected outcomes and activities to support children. Nice to have extra activities to challenge those fiinishing early.

Teacher, Paroa SchoolVery clear delivery of expected outcomes

Question: Was there a WOW or learning moment that stood out today? Response: Seeing how creative the children were and how they chose the lego mats to work at, and the other children that they worked with. Loved the different types of lego available. Having the opportunity to work with children that they wouldn't normally work with in a creative setting.

Teacher, Ararira Springs PrimaryA Creative Setting
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