Building knowledge brick by brick
LEARNING was the order of the day for local kids when the Brick by Brick: Build Your Own Capital exhibition arrived at the Tweed Heads Library on Thursday morning.
Featuring over 30,000 pieces of Lego bricks, the exhibition was designed to raise the awareness of children in regional communities about the Nation’s Capital in an interactive, creative and educational environment.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) is touring the exhibition in partnership with the Richmond Tweed Regional Library, to deliver it to the Tweed.
The exhibition was officially opened today by Regional Library Manager, Jo Carmody, and Tweed Mayor, Councillor Katie Milne.
Ms Carmody said that the exhibition was all about creating an educational environment, to highlight Canberra’s importance.
“As regional families may not have the opportunity to visit Canberra, the exhibition brings Canberra to the local Library through a playful format, while helping them understand Canberra’s significance, it’s history and how it relates to them,” Ms Carmody said.
Nathan Ward from National Capital Exhibition, who conducted the day, said the exhibition had been well received and was a critical component in children’s learning about their Country.
“The program is designed to inform and educate kids on Canberra,” Mr Ward said.
“We’re asking kids to use Lego to design buildings to build their imagination and it’s been really positive in providing an understanding on Canberra.”
Brick by Brick is designed for children from four years of age and children are provided with construction sheets to help them recreate major buildings and attractions that people identify with the Capital, including Parliament House.
The exhibition is open to the public until Sunday, November 29, before moving onto Murwillumbah on Sunday, December 6.
A Brick by Brick Building Challenge for ages four to eight will be held on Thursday, October 1 at 10am, with a second challenge for kids aged nine to 12 on the same day at 3pm.
Bookings for both challenges are essential and those interested can phone (07) 5569 3150 for further details.