AROUND 20,000 children will receive a Lego starter kit after Lego Education made the bulk donation to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The starter kits, designed to make learning fun for children aged seven, have been donated to the council’s integrated early support and fostering and adoption services.

Children will be able to create a small story or get involved with short activities to develop maths skills.

Cllr Nicole Meardon, cabinet member for children and families, said: “We are delighted to receive the kits and would like to thank Lego Education for their generous donation. We will be distributing the packs to local children and families who work with our integrated early support service, children’s social care and fostering and adoption team.

“Our first priority in our council plan – ‘Helping the Borough to Thrive’ - is to ensure our children, families and young people get the best start in life. The kits will encourage children to think creatively and reason systematically, making learning inspiring and engaging.”

Simon Davenport, senior Manager, Lego Education, said: “We have been working with teachers and educational specialists for more than 37 years to help make learning fun.

“We believe that expanding knowledge and building skills will create active, collaborative, lifelong learners. Together with educators we aim to enable every student to succeed in education and be prepared for future life challenges.”