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Lego building events to help children with autism in the Bourne area

Lego-based activities will be available in Bourne for children on the autism spectrum.

The ‘Building Space’ sessions being held at The Butterfield Centre in North Road are aimed at 7-11 year olds who live in or around Bourne.

They have been designed to support social interaction and development opportunities, but will be delivered through Lego building, something that most children enjoy.

The Block Bus(8594298)
The Block Bus(8594298)

Sortified, which helps communities by providing tools for activities, will use Alpha Inclusion’s Block Bus, which will bring the Lego – and expert helpers – to Bourne.

This will happen on Saturday April 27 and on Saturday May 11 between 10am and noon.

So that the experience is not just a ‘one off’ for the children attending, a training session for parents and professionals will run in the afternoon of May 11.

Richard Collins, Sortified’s creative director said: “People in Bourne told us that there were very few opportunities for children and young people on the autism spectrum in the area, so we worked with local people to design a project that looks at improving social interaction, and delivers a positive experience for those who get involved.

“While we have a lot of experience in this area, we thought there would be even more value from bringing in the experts from Alpha Inclusion to help us deliver a really exciting project for Bourne.”

Amy Eleftheriades, Director of Alpha Inclusion’s said: “We are really looking forward to these sessions, meeting local people, and delivering some amazing outcomes, all of course while having loads of fun with Lego.”

The Building Space project is funded through the Tesco Bags of Help Fund.

To find out more or book a place contact Lynne Jones-Wade via lynne@sortified.com or look at the website.

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