Lego Club Builds on Classroom Learning

Lego Club Builds on Classroom Learning

The Lego Club at Great Neck Road is teaching students more than just building Legos. Members are learning about collaboration, teamwork, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, responsibility and leadership.

The club, which meets twice a month, currently consists of nine second-grade students and two fifth-grade helpers. The goal, according to Lego Club adviser and social worker Lissette Persico, is to get the students interested in STEM activities, while also learning how to follow directions, work together and use their problem-solving skills.

The students are currently working on building their own cars out of Legos and testing their effectiveness and speed on a ramp. Members use their imagination and trial and error to design their one-of-a-kind creations. “The goal is to take their learning to the next level so they will continue to engage in these types of activities as they progress through school,” Ms. Persico said. “The club teaches math and science skills, sorting and teamwork and also allows students to just use their own imagination.”