Lego Club

Lego Club helps pupils to build relationships, advance their social skills and improve children's confidence. At a first glance the point of the club is just to build lego, however the key point is that children build social abilities such as compromise and negotiation skills.

A small group of children (2 to 4) are given Lego and a general aim of building something, also present is an adult facilitator who can help guide the group when needed.​ The children/young people are given clearly defined roles which can be transferred (see below). The general aims of the group are :-

  • Initiate interaction with other children.

  • Draws on a shared interest in Lego to aid the acquisition of social skills, development of perspective taking and sharing.

  • Respond positively to other children.

  • Rules are formulated to decide appropriate behavioural conduct.

  • Take turns.

  • Use strategies for compromise and negotiation.

  • Use strategies for reconciliation.

  • Increases interest in engaging with peers and building friendships.

  • The focus of the group is on the Lego. The focus of the group leader is on social communication and the collaboration of the participants.

Engineer - Holds and looks at the plans.

  Asks the supplier to find the pieces.

  Gives the Builder instructions.

Supplier - Keeps all of the pieces.

Listens to the Engineer.

Follows the Engineers instructions.

Gives the Builder the correct pieces.

Builder - Takes the pieces from the Supplier.

Listens to the Engineer.

Uses the pieces to build the model.