Science accolade for Karl’s Bricks 4 Kidz

Karl Fitzpatrick
Karl Fitzpatrick

The Irish head of an educational franchise has expressed his delight at the business being named a Discover Primary Science and Maths Centre.

Karl Fitzpatrick is the Master Franchisee for Bricks 4 Kidz in Ireland, a global educational play franchise.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) promotes and supports the education in and engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), growing an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of opportunities for people and the future development of the economy.

SFI has a network of Discover Centres offering accredited workshops and outreach programmes for primary schools on a range of themes encompassing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Space. The network of Centres supports schools in engaging with science education outside of the classroom in a curriculum relevant and inquiry based way. Primary schools can gain credit towards their Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards by visiting a Centre.

To that end, Science Foundation Ireland reviewed the Bricks 4 Kidz programme content to ensure that specific learning objectives are achieved within the Primary Science curriculum and identified how it supported the development of science skills.

Of the development, Karl Fitzpatrick said: ‘We are delighted to have been accredited as a Discover Centre by Science Foundation Ireland as this provides Bricks 4 Kidz with the highest level of endorsement for the educational merits of our LEGO based STEM programmes.’

Gorey Guardian