Target Audience - Secondary & Year 6 Primary Teachers
This programme is for teachers, teaching assistants, SENCO, student support staff and pastoral managers.
Course Content & Objectives
‘Build to Express’ is an evidence based intervention that empowers and inspires young people to creatively build symbolic models to help to communicate their thoughts and feelings. The box of specially selected metaphors allows young people to convey their own personal feelings, thoughts, hopes and wishes in a powerful and constructive manner. On a one to one or in small groups children can explore, and find solutions to personal issues. Children will really open up, and find it easier to talk once they have built their models. This inspirational workshop will teach you to coach children and young people in a therapeutic way using hands on learning.
Aiming to support practitioners to:
· Empower and inspire young people to creatively build symbolic models to help communicate their thoughts, feelings and future solutions around interpersonal issues and SEMH.
· The approach invites young people to build models to help manage and understand emotions, allowing a safe, visual and sensory way for the facilitator to support exploration of issues impacting SEMH
· The processes are facilitated and encourage reflection and dialogue, exploring complex emotions, positive choices, decision making and development of coping strategies.
· Young people will be encouraged to find solutions that work, open up and communicate, all with the attraction and FUN factor of LEGO!
Dates & Times: Thursday 12th July from 9.30—3.30 pm
Cost:150 for one delegate - price includes the ‘Build to Express@ LEGO resource kit worth £49.00 to take away with you!
Venue: The Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9EE
Facilitator: Claire Osbourne. M’ED (Special Education), Lego® Education Academy Certified Trainer.
Claire has 30yrs experience in teaching, behaviour support, school improvement. Supporting young people presenting with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Challenges. Passionate solution focused practitioner.
Claire runs her own company THINK BRICKS EDUCATION. She was previously the Team Leader for the Behaviour Support Advisory Team, piloting LEGO Build to Express for LEGO Education.
Claire is trained by the LEGO Academy and is a LEGO accredited teacher trainer. She has been supporting schools to meet the needs of young people with SEMH in mainstream and special schools for over 30 years. She is a keen solution focused practitioner, working to engage and motivate teachers, support staff and learners to use LEGO education in a creative curriculum.