Jessica Clifton is marketing manager for elementary at LEGO Education, covering the UK, Scandinavia and France. Jess holds over three years’ experience within the sector and with a passion for working alongside teachers and educational specialists, she is able to contribute to the company’s ethos of providing solutions and resources that are used in the classroom to bring subjects to life and make learning fun.
Young children learn through their imaginations. They experiment with the world and people around them through role play and creative activities. While this is often done individually in playtimes and at home, schools can also harness the power of creative play in classrooms to develop well-rounded pupils.
With annual awareness campaigns such as Children’s Mental Health Week and Mental Health Awareness Week, many schools and adults are focusing their attention on the wellbeing of pupils and teaching them how best to convey emotions. However, this isn’t something which should be actioned momentarily; it’s an important issue, and one that must be addressed all-year round.