New Bricks 4 Kidz Lego play area based on STEM principles
BRICKS 4 Kidz, which delivers educational play activities through LEGO®, has just opened in County Louth, teaching children aged between 3 and 16 years the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM).
With a presence in 45 countries worldwide, the company’s project based programmes use LEGO Technic® and Robotics to reinforce key concepts in the school curriculum. The specially designed project kits and theme-based models, provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play.
The new franchise operator, Steve Rees, recognised that this innovative concept provided the perfect opportunity to bring play-based STEM education to the children of Louth, and believes Bricks 4 Kidz will prove to be very popular across the county.
The business, which opened at the start of January 2018, will assist around 15,000 children in 71 Louth schools to explore scientific concepts and ideas through LEGO themed workshops. These purposefully designed and age appropriate workshops will provide children with a unique opportunity to learn about science through the medium of play.
Speaking about the new venture, Mr Rees said, ‘When I first heard about Bricks 4 Kidz I knew that it was a superb concept and business I wanted to be involved in. I had grown up with LEGO and always enjoyed the challenge and satisfaction that came with completing a model and the limitless creativity it allowed.
To use this product day to day in a way that can enrich chil- dren’s education is something I truly believe in. Encouraging the next generation to engage with and embrace STEM education is extremely important.’ added, Mr Rees.
In addition to the in-school workshops, which are adapted to suit the prevailing curriculum objectives, Bricks 4 Kidz is also delivering LEGO themed birthday parties, after-school classes, and holiday camps throughout Louth.
Karl Fitzpatrick, the Master Franchisee for Bricks 4 Kidz in Ireland, welcomed the success which the business has achieved to date stating ‘ The popularity of Bricks 4 Kidz has spanned continents and I am delighted that children in Louth are now able to enjoy the benefits of the programmes.
‘We are delighted that Steve Rees has joined the growing network of Bricks 4 Kidz franchisees in Ireland, and with his enthusiasm and dedication for the brand, we could not have selected a better ambassador for the business in Louth.’
Brick 4 Kidz Louth currently employs two people on a fulltime basis and aims to have three full-time employees and 12 part-time LEGO tutors by July this year.
Stevee Rees, Fiona Collins and Adele Ryan Bricks 4 Kidz Louth with Karl Fitzpatrick, Master Franchisee, Bricks 4 Kidz.