Thank you Graham for the reply
This was not a comment about Lego, more so the ‘Inspiration’ programs. You make a good point about those students who dread NXT etc … I agree with it being an elective or something comparable. It is a challenge.
My greater concern is derived from a showcase day I attended where every school showed off the cream of the crop that were a part of some exceptional program. Then they had Go Fund Me page to get them where ever they needed to go. It is great to celebrate learning and let students extend their passions, but at what cost?
On a positive note, I visited a school last year that replaced their specialists (other than Physical Education) with a ‘STEM’ program where they covered the lot in an interdisciplinary approach.