Trevor first Ir­ish busi­ness­man to part­ner with Ja­pan company

Wexford People - - NEWS -

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 trevor@align­ment.ie or visit his web­site www.kid­scoder­club.ie

Shigemi-San, CEO RoboDone Global, Trevor Mur­phy, Al­berto Moreno, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Man­ager RoboDone Global.

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