YOUNGSTERS will have the chance to improve their maths and English skills whilst using a popular children’s toy thanks to a free event.

Sible Hedingham Library, in Swan Street, will host a Lego in Libraries session this Saturday from 2pm.

The hour-long session will see children be able to test their mathematical and English knowledge whilst playing with Lego characters.

It’s suitable for children aged from six to 11 years old and is being run by Essex Libraries.

Children will use Lego education kits to learn valuable skills, and Chromebook laptops in the session.

They will then guide Lego characters through stories by using problem solving, literacy and coding skills to complete each unit.

There are many events at different libraries taking place across the county throughout April.

The scheme has been funded by the funded by the Essex County Council Year of Numbers campaign which hopes to help children and young adults foster a love of learning with a focus on numeracy skills.

There are two spaces still left for this Saturday’s session and it can accommodate five children in total.

If spaces are full, you can join a waiting list which will inform you if any additional space becomes available.

To find out more about future events or to book, go to