The event aims to unleash creativity, giving guests the opportunity to build their own constructions with LEGO, something that clearly resonates with housebuilder Denbury Homes! The library will be adding some more LEGO books to its collection to help families continue the fun at home. And there will be the opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, which this year is sport related.
Sara Raven, Director of Sales & Marketing at Denbury Homes, said: “The imaginative spirit and strong sense of community fostered in the project aligns perfectly with our commitment to supporting the communities our homes are part of. It’s fantastic to hear about a project that will inspire children and parents to ‘get reading’, particularly at a time when reading for enjoyment seems to have lessened.
“There are a few LEGO fans at Denbury Homes so we’re looking forward to seeing what the children come up with!”
Jane Baldwin, who organised the event, revealed what to expect: “We are extremely excited about the Fun Day and anticipate that it will be popular, suiting both children over four years old and adults alike. There will be a mini figure hunt, a Brickoff Lego Challenge and plenty of opportunities to build LEGO, with a free-build area and spaces devoted to various LEGO product lines such as Bionicles and Duplo. Everyone taking part will have the chance to win exciting prizes, too.”
The event is part of Get Suffolk Reading, a campaign led by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with Suffolk County Council. The programme commits to working in the county long-term to raise literacy levels and equip children and families with the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.
Sarah Maidment, Stowmarket Project Manager for Get Suffolk Reading,said: “A great way to encourage children to tell stories is to make them interactive and fun, with props and play to bring characters and settings to life. We know from our own research at the National Literacy Trust that reading for pleasure has declined since the pandemic, so events that bring reading into the community are very important and we’re delighted to offer our support.”
Jane continues: “Get Suffolk Reading creates a supportive environment that nurtures children’s reading skills and the event is a reminder that reading doesn’t have to be confined to the classroom. We are delighted that Denbury Homes has chosen to support us with the summer-holiday activity and look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on families across Suffolk.”
The event is free and open to children from four years old, places are limited to 50. To avoid disappointment, you can pop into Debenham library, call 01728 861940 or e-mail email@example.com to book.