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Lego offers students building blocks for future

Lego recently visited a Liverpool school to inspire students with a day of discovery and hands-on engagement

Posted by Hannah Oakman | April 03, 2015 | Teaching

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, the first school in the UK to specialise in science and healthcare, partnered with Lego Education to explore methods of learning with a series of workshops and masterclasses, delivered by CEO of Lego Education, Dr Rene Tristan Lydiksen.

Students were required to integrate their knowledge of sciences and problem-solving with the Lego Education range to safely navigate model rockets and satellites across a scaled-down map of the Solar System.

The collaborative event, hosted by Liverpool Life Sciences was designed by the school’s Vice Principal, Ian Parry, to mark British Science Week and to welcome Lego Education to the North West, having recently opened its new head offices in Chester.

Ian Parry, Vice Principal at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, said: “Having been voted the most-influential brand in the world, Lego possess a proven track-record for engaging people young and old, with its instantly recognisable, naturally comfortable products.

“Our students were delighted to welcome Lego Education to the school to complement the UTC’s project-based learning (PBL) syllabus. I hope to work closely with our new friends in the future.

“Companies such as Lego have recognised the importance of STEM-related subjects in the workplaces of tomorrow. Today highlighted that Lego can be used as a tool to inspire young people’s hands-on abilities.”

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is also working collaboratively with organisations that include, The University of Liverpool, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust and Redx Pharma, to bridge the gap between traditional academia with project based learning.

The life sciences and healthcare specialist school was award STEM Assured status at the end of last year for its encouragement and support of students pursuing a STEM-related career (science, technology, engineering and mathematical subjects).

Speaking at the event, Dr Lydiksen told students to follow the career pathways that they were passionate about, and complimented Liverpool Life Sciences’s interaction with PBL.

To find out more about Liverpool Life Sciences UTC visit: https://lifesciencesutc.co.uk/ 

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