The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is the ultimate destination for a school visit with over 55 rides and attractions, set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland. Our dedicated Education team host 12 workshops, which support the National Curriculum for KS1 – KS4 utilising the world’s finest educational play material – LEGO® Bricks!
The learning doesn’t stop after the workshop, as pupils can explore the Resort putting the theory they have learnt into practice.
We are extremely proud to announce that the Education Team who run our fantastic workshops are now Makaton Friendly!
The Education Team were trained by the fantastic Mandy Buddle and now use Makaton signs when communicating with the students and the Makaton symbols are visible throughout all of the presentations that are delivered during the workshop. This is designed to help those students who use Makaton feel at ease and comfortable whilst in the LEGO Workshop!
We have many schools who visit the park, but we do find that sometimes all the colours, sounds and excitement of a theme park can be overwhelming for some students with communication difficulties. We decided to do something about this and thought that by introducing Makaton into our School Programme would be a great step. By communicating with the students how they would at school and home, we hope to make LEGOLAND a much more accessible site and one where the students will feel comfortable knowing that the staff around them are there to help and communicate with them.
Our next achievement at LEGOLAND Windsor will be to roll out Makaton Symbols over the whole park including the installation of symbols on guest facilities, restaurants, shops and the rides themselves helping those guests to travel around the park with much more ease of access.
For more information regarding the Education Team and how we are implementing Makaton into the park please contact me: Jamie.Lawrence@legoland.co.uk.
We look forward to sharing our Makaton journey with you in the upcoming months.