The Mead Primary School was invited to take part in a pilot project with Lego Education to evaluate their StoryStarter kits. These kits were used to enhance English teaching, with a specific focus on speaking, listening and storytelling skills.
Using building plates, bricks and special elements, children created stories, a scene at a time, bringing their ideas to life. They used StoryVisualizer software to write stories in a variety of visual styles, importing the images of the scenes they had made.
Storytelling is a powerful tool for improving literacy and encouraging children to communicate confidently. Sequencing events in a natural order promotes understanding and stimulates the imagination, encouraging creativity and helping pupils to come up with innovative new ideas.