Everton in the Community has joined forces with CreativeHUT, a North West based education resource and service provider, to help encourage children and their families to get creative through learning and develop 21st century learning skills.
With children across the country currently being home-schooled, CreativeHUT have donated 125 LEGO® Classic Bricks and Eyes kits to the Blue Family initiative to help young children find new ways to connect and keep their minds active.
Everton in the Community will be donating 75 kits to community education hubs across Liverpool City Region for use by at-risk and vulnerable children, as well as the children of key workers who are supporting our city during the coronavirus pandemic.
Twenty-five kits will be distributed to participants from the charity’s 41 Goodison programme, with the remaining 25 LEGO® Classic Bricks and Eyes kits being made available as competition prizes for young Evertonians.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of the kits is simply get creative with your own LEGO® and/or building blocks and let your imaginations run wild!
The rules are, there are no rules!
You could build your favourite player, re-create Goodison Park, your dream home, or even a monster! You can work on your design by yourself, with a sibling, or it might be something for the whole family to get involved in.
Everton in the Community will be picking five winners each week for the next five weeks. All entries must be submitted to social media using the hashtags #Blue Family and #StayBuildConnect.
Be sure to have your entries in by 5pm on Thursday with winners being announced at 3pm each Friday.
Everton in the Community Senior Programme Manager John McDonald said: “We know that many young people have amazing creative skills and very active imaginations and, along with CreativeHUT, it is our ambition to nurture these skills through fun and practical educational opportunities.
“We are very excited about this new collaboration which help young people develop their STEAM skills for the future whilst getting creative through education and, ultimately, having fun.”
CreativeHUT co-founder Paul Chisnall said: “We are extremely proud to be supporting Everton in the Community and the inspiring work they do for families across the Liverpool area.
"We started CreativeHUT to help young people build confidence in STEAM, so jumped at the chance to help boost creativity and to put LEGO® into the hands of children who really need it”
Founded in 2017, CreativeHUT are a STEAM education provider and cater for all ages. Their aim is to have a positive impact on students by developing 21st century learning skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication.
CreativeHUT work with a wide range of partners, including LEGO® and carefully select ranges that have been tried and tested by industry experts, including educators themselves.
The use of LEGO® from a young age helps children to foster a love of discovery and investigation whilst helping develop social and emotional skills.
It is also a key learning tool for both primary and secondary school students as they begin to problem-solve and discover how science, technology, engineering and maths affect their everyday lives.
For more information on CreativeHUT visit www.creative-hut.co.uk.