The Galway Education Centre and former director Bernard Kirk have very kindly donated an immense amount for this trip. The LEGO kits from the LEGO League make up a good part of my luggage. I brought some LEGO last year and it was a huge success.
But yet the question still remained: What would I do with the LEGO in Tanzania? It would have to be ready to go, easy to complete and educational.
I found LEGO Challenge Cards online and with the help of my pupils, printed, cut and laminated the sets. We had a few practice runs to see if they worked well!
Meanwhile I had pupils in charge of the case, making sure the bags were properly closed and even using the school hoover to attempt some vacuum packing!
Added into the mix are footballs donated by Noel Mannion Sports in Ballinasloe, Internet Safety manuals from Webwise and some other donations from family and friends.