In August, a newly refurbished building in Billund, Denmark will open its doors to become the first ever “LEGO school.” The International School of Billund will reportedly combine the international baccalaureate (IB) with the Danish school system and LEGO’s emphasis on creativity and play. Centered around “inquiry-based learning,” the idea is that children are more motivated when they generate their own questions.
The school will open for 3- to 7-year-olds in August, with pupils up to the age of 16 invited to join from 2015. The intake will be 50% Danish and 50% international. The school will be subsidized with the government paying two-thirds of fees and parents covering the remaining third, approximately $520 USD (a month). Although the school’s design and overall look hasn’t been unveiled, you can find out more information by reading the in-depth article over at The Guardian.