LEGO launches Build the Change competition for UK schools with Reggie Yates

Reggie Yates has been enlisted by the LEGO Group to launch a new contest for schools seeking children’s views on problems in their community.

Following the Building instructions for a better world campaign in 2021, the LEGO Group is back with another initiative to promote problem-solving in local communities. However, this year filmmaker, Reggie Yates has been brought on board as this time, there’s a short film contest for eligible students of UK schools to enter.

“I’m really excited to support the LEGO Group’s Build the Change programme. Children are so tuned-in to the world around them and I think they offer a unique perspective on many issues,” said Reggie. “Filmmaking is a powerful way to communicate a problem and solution, so I’m looking forward to seeing the creativity these budding filmmakers bring to the table.” 

Children aged 7-11 are encouraged create a short film exploring their response to a certain challenge, the resources for which can be found on the National Schools Partnership website.


David Pallash MBA, Senior Manager, at the LEGO Group explained, “The Build the Change programme is about giving children a voice and making them feel empowered. We’ve designed the programme to make it easy for educators to get their pupils involved and help them come up with creative solutions to the issues that matter to them. Each year we are blown away by the submissions so we’re excited to see this year’s entries.” 

Winners of the competition will see their school receive 10,000 LEGO bricks, though it has not been confirmed in what form these bricks will come in – sets or just a loose pile. However, it could also be that the 10,000 bricks is referring to LEGO Education kits, though it is not specifically stated. Two runners-up will also win 3,000 bricks for their school.

Featured image: National Schools Partnership

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