Join the Institute of Imagination, supported by the LEGO Group for a day of creativity and imagination at East Ham Library this October half term.

My Big Idea – Newham

Come up with your big ideas for how technology can help your local community. Bring those ideas to life with junk modelling, take part in LEGO play activities and try your hand at coding Virtual Reality (VR). Share your ideas at the children’s showcase and receive a goody bag of creative activities to continue the fun at home.

This is a FREE family workshop run by the Institute of Imagination (iOi) and supported by the LEGO Group for children aged 13 and under.

When: Saturday 28th October 2023
Where: East Ham Library, 328 Barking Road, London E6 2RT. 
What time is the event:
Morning session 10am – 1pm (Children showcase at 12:30pm)
Afternoon session 1pm – 4pm (Children showcase at 3.30pm)

Get your FREE tickets here.

Get inspired!

Explore the iOi team’s very own big ideas using technology to help our local communities.

You can also take a look at our explainer resource and the My BIG Idea submission form to help get those creative big ideas flourishing!

Discover more

Take a look at the feedback and response from My Big Idea in Lambeth which we held at Clapham Library in June.

Parents were delighted to witness the positive impact that My Big Idea had on their children. Here are some of the key learning parents mentioned their children gained from the event:

  • Confidence: Many parents noticed a boost in their children’s confidence as they had the opportunity to showcase their ideas and receive recognition for their creativity. 
  • Inclusion: The event fostered a sense of inclusion among the children, allowing them to interact with peers from diverse backgrounds and collaborate on projects. 
  • Fine Motor Skills: Engaging in activities like LEGO building and junk modelling helped children enhance their fine motor skills, developing their hand-eye coordination and dexterity. 
  • Fun: Parents highlighted the enjoyment their children experienced throughout the event, indicating that the activities and overall atmosphere created a fun and engaging environment. 
  • Creativity: My Big Idea sparked the creative thinking of the children, inspiring them to think outside the box and explore innovative solutions to improve their local community. 
  • Understanding the World and Technology: Through the event, children gained a deeper understanding of the role technology can play in addressing community needs. They were able to explore the possibilities and potential applications of technology in a real-world context. 
  • Knowing They Can Create Their Own World: Participating in the event allowed children to realise that they have the power to shape their own world through their ideas and inventions. 
  • Learning from Others: Interacting with fellow participants and hearing their ideas provided children with a valuable learning experience. They were exposed to different perspectives and learned from the innovative ideas of their peers. 
  • A Different Angle on the World’s Needs and Ideas: My Big Idea encouraged children to think critically about the needs of their community and how their ideas could address those needs. It broadened their perspective and allowed them to consider unconventional approaches to problem-solving.