Wexford business man first to partner with Japan company RoboDone
RoboDone is on its way to Ireland after Wexford native Trevor Murphy became the first Irish businessman to partner with the company outside of Japan.
RoboDone, which is the first of its kind to come to Ireland, is a progressive primary school computing, coding, and robotics extra curriculum active programme, which is owned and run by the school and promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Trevor, who is from Park, Wexford, attended a number of UK Computing at Schools events, and recently visited Japan to explore their methods and best practises. And after extensive research by Trevor, he opted for the RoboDone Model from Japan.
The programme is led by Trevor, who is also lead mentor and principal at Kids Coder Club, Alignment.ie and Computing at Schools, which provide extra curriculum computing classes to primary and post-primary children.
'The programme will be launched this September and I will show the teachers how it is done so they can then teach the pupils in their own classrooms with continuous support from us,' said Trevor.
The goal of the RoboDone Model is to ensure every primary school in Ireland has a structured computer science syllabus, which is continuously updated and supported.
The programme provides a full computer science syllabus from second to sixth class, with continuously updated work books, online student learning and testing environment, full teacher training and support, and financial rewards for progressive schools and teachers.
Trevor said: 'Computers are used in almost every aspect of our daily lives now, so the study of its fundamental basis, like the programming, will help us understand our society better.
'Other countries are following Japan, so we have to be ready and get our kids ready before it is too late.'
For further information about the RoboDone Model, email Trevor at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website www.kidscoderclub.ie