KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- The LEGO building competition by LEGOLAND
Malaysia, the first of its kind in Asia, was launched today, aiming to inspire
creative learning and develop national education values amongst school children.
The competition, to carve national icons out of LEGO bricks, was launched
today at SK (P) Sultan Ibrahim, Johor Baharu.
The contest is widely expected to receive support from teachers and parents,
as there is a growing recognition that children primarily think and learn
through experiences, rather than abstract calculations and generalisations.
The competition is open to all school children in Malaysia and Singapore
aged between four and 14 years old and will be separated by three age group
categories, namely 4-5 years old, 6-10 years old and 11-14 years old category.
"The contest aims to foster student interaction and teamwork by asking
schools to register teams.
"Each school is allowed to register five teams and each team can consist of
up to a maximum of 10 students.
"The contest will have two rounds and the winners of each category will
eventually be picked based on a voting system," LEGOLAND said in a statement,
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