Rob (pictured above) set up the Brick Club as a way to help children with developmental issues, such as Autism and Aspergers, socialise around a shared special interest. It is a fantastic idea and Annie had so much fun building Lego creations around the ‘Ocean’ theme. As a parent I really enjoyed the opportunity to talk to other parents who are travelling a similar road.
Annie built a Lego creation at home and was very excited to take it in to Brick Club to show off.
Once there she put her creation out on the display table – a girl sitting on the beach watching the waves roll in with the playground in a park behind her.
Then it was off for some building fun while I grabbed a coffee and talked to the other parents there, a mixture of Mums and Dads which was lovely to see, so often it is just Mums.
As creations were finished they were put out on the display table and at the end the children voted, using little Lego tyres for their favourite. This was to be honest, Annie’s least favourite part of the whole morning, she very much dislikes having to choose and was not able to vote for herself, once the votes were tallied she was very sad to have not gotten any votes. Annie has already decided that next time she will just build things for herself and not put them out to be judged.
Overall Annie had a good time and wants to go again, Abbotsford Convent is a really beautiful place and she was keen to explore it more also.
If you would like to go to Brick Club here is the info.
The Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
1 Child: $10
2 Children: $18
3 Children: $21
You can also follow ASD Aid Brick Club on Facebook.
And if you are considering going, be aware that parking can be tricky, parking cost $6, the parking guy happily took notes and was able to provide change. Next time we go we are catching the train, it is a short walk from the station and Annie thankfully has better road sense than Heidi.
This is NOT a sponsored post, we had a fun day out at an autism specific social event and I wanted to share that info with our readers so they could attend also, should they wish too.
Also Abbotsford Convent is soooooo pretty.