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Lego event helps build awareness of autism issues

PUBLISHED: 17:37 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:44 29 March 2018

Lego Big Build event to support Autism Awareness at Norwich Library. Evie Holmes and Bella Herrieven having fun building.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Lego Big Build event to support Autism Awareness at Norwich Library. Evie Holmes and Bella Herrieven having fun building. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Lego bricks are normally known for building objects, but what if they could build up awareness?

Lego Big Build event to support Autism Awareness at Norwich Library. Evie Holmes and Bella Herrieven having fun building.
Picture: Nick ButcherLego Big Build event to support Autism Awareness at Norwich Library. Evie Holmes and Bella Herrieven having fun building. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library held a special Big Lego Build on Thursday to raise awareness for World Autism Awareness Week (WAWW). Norfolk librarians joined forces with Alpha Inclusion to hold the event which offered children of all ages the chance to play together and build one giant Lego creation. The library had also set up a quiet zone and was donated noise cancelling headphones by BAM Nuttall to help children with autism to participate in the day’s activities.

Amy Eleftheriades, one of the event’s organisers, said “Lego connects people; we wanted to find a way to make everywhere more inclusive and bring people together.”

As well as having fun 
building Lego masterpieces, families were also able to chat to professionals about autism and find out more about the support available in Norfolk.


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