Saints Community Development Foundation 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 developing 21st century learning skills.
With children across the country currently being home-schooled, CreativeHUT have donated 50 kits of LEGO® Classic Bricks and Eyes kits to the Foundations initiative to help young children find new ways to connect and keep their minds active.
Saints Community Development Foundation will be donating a number of kits to community education hubs across the St Helens region for use by at-risk and vulnerable children, as well as the children of key workers who are supporting our town during the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to this, St Helens and CreativeHUT will be running a 5 week competition to test the skills of the St Helens community and fan base. 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 build your own version of the iconic Saints home – The Totally Wicked Stadium.
Saints Community Development Foundation will be picking five winners each week for the next five weeks. All entries must be submitted to social media using the hashtags #COYS, #StayBuildConnect and #LetsBuildTogether. The overall winner out of the five weeks will win a “Top Secret LEGO Prize” along with a £500 voucher for their school.
Be sure to have your entries in by 5pm on Friday with winners being announced at 3pm each Monday.
Steve Leonard, Saints Community Development Foundations Director said: “CreativeHUT are partnering with the foundation with this wonderful initiative in which we are so proud of. Again, making a difference to the people if our own community when they need it the most. This is the first of many ways in which CreativeHUT and the foundation will be working together in the coming months.
“I would like to record my thanks to Gareth Boldsworth and Paul Chisnall from CreativeHUT who have worked tirelessly to get our partnership to this fantastic position.
CreativeHUT Founder and Managing Director, Gareth Boldsworth said: “We are extremely proud to be supporting the great work St Helens Rugby League club do in the area. The club has played such a big part in my family and it is an absolute honour to support them with this initiative.
“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, teachers, and parents 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 resources 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.