STEM Vouchers were developed by Bricks 4 Kidz to build links between local schools and businesses.
STEM Vouchers are available for businesses to support schools with increasing pupils engagement levels with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
What is a Bricks 4 Kidz STEM Voucher ?
A Bricks 4 Kidz STEM voucher will enable a local school to engage Bricks 4 Kidz to deliver Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) educational play workshops through LEGO®. STEM vouchers are usually sponsored by local companies that have a strong focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and wish to play a role in educating our next generation.
Why is STEM Educaton so important ?
The ‘Report on STEM Education in Ireland’ which was published in November 2016, reiterated the governments commitment to STEM Education. Referencing the importance of STEM within the education curricula, the Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton launched the report stating:
“In recent years, Governments of advanced nations across the world have placed a particular emphasis on improving the quality of education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This reflects the critical importance of STEM disciplines for modern society.
They empower our citizens in so many important ways. Science and Mathematics provide answers to the fundamental questions of nature and enable us to understand the world around us. Expertise in STEM disciplines is necessary to drive our economic ambitions, support innovation and provide the foundations for future prosperity. Knowledge-based economies are particularly dependent on the quality and quantity of STEM graduates.”
You can read the full report here: A Report on STEM Education in the Irish School System
Benefits to Schools
STEM vouchers provide schools with the opportunity to introduce Bricks 4 Kidz educational play workshops to their pupils at no cost. Our brains are wired to think in 3D, however the vast majority of our education is delivered in 2D (textbooks). During Bricks 4 Kidz workshops, pupils will have a unique opportunity to build motorised LEGO® Technic models and learn how things work.
Benefits to Businesses
Businesses have a unique opportunity to contribute to the education of pupils in their local area and to positively influence them with developing an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Bricks 4 Kidz STEM Vouchers are a guaranteed way of ensuring that 100% of your sponsorship benefits the pupils in your local school.
If you would like to sponsor a school in your area, please call Elaine!