Lego has maintained popularity for decades. Recently, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) took the classic interlocking bricks and created a short stop-action video.
The upbeat animated film not only entertains but explains the main features of economic development. With the help of a Lego version of EDW CEO, Dayna Spiring, the viewer is taken on a tour of an ice cream company. Spiring shows us how the growth of a business can lead to a ripple effect for positive change in the whole community.
The video’s teaching power is amplified by a lesson plan for educators. Pembina Trails’ own Rachelle de Rocquigny, who teaches business and finance topics at École secondaire Oak Park High School, helped create the high school portion of the plan.
"I am pleased to have had the opportunity to be part of this project. The video is engaging for all and is the perfect way to help business students connect their entrepreneurial ideas to our amazing city.
In our business classroom, we follow along with local entrepreneurs and businesses who make a positive and sustainable impact in Winnipeg. We learn from our city’s innovators and makers."
Economic Development Winnipeg's website is full of information that students and the general public can read that will both inform and inspire. Check it out to learn about how economic growth can make things “awesome” for everyone!