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Jeff State offers Lego class

Published 9:36pm Friday, March 12, 2010

No one needs another excuse to play with Legos.

Jefferson State Community College will host a Lego-focused class where children will learn through imaginative play.

Director of Community and Corporate Education Kay Potter said the class will enable students to work as young scientists, engineers, mathematicians and creative writers.

It will meet five times. The first session is an introduction with general instruction and player. The remaining four classes will all carry themes, including Amazing Mechanism, Wild Animals, Play Soccer and Adventure Stories.

Potter called the class “Lego Heaven” for the Lego enthusiast.

Each child will have a set of Legos and a computer that is loaded with special “Lego Education WeDo” software that has both visual and sound effects. The kits include battery power packs that are controlled through the computer software, Potter said.

“Children will use all three tools to build their Lego dreams,” she said.

Clanton resident Christopher Barnes will teach the course.

The cost is $139 per child. Legos are provided, but students do not keep them.

The Clanton class will begin Thursday March 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and continue through April 22.

To register, parents can download a registration form at http://www.jeffstateonline.com/CCCE/Register.pdf and mail or fax the form to Jeff State with their payment.

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