Whizzkids.io is the distillation of nearly 20 years of experience into a ground breaking format for teaching young people.
Whizzkids Training started operations in 2002 and has delivered courses and camps to tens of thousands of children across Ireland since.
Since it’s inception Whizzkids has focussed on delivering training to teens and pre-teens and has always sought fun and innovative ways to pass on IT skills that can be so rewarding as a creative outlet or for a career.
We believe the same fun and passion should apply to our online education platform and we sincerely hope you enjoy the site.
Garry Lowe, BA, DBS, CTESL, Founder & General Manager
Garry graduated from the University of Limerick and is a proud Limerickman. He commenced his teaching career and taught for 4 years in the Technical Studies Institute in Abu Dhabi. On his return to Ireland he established Whizzkids in 2002. He delivers training to schools and clubs throughout the year and in the summer he supports the camp supervisors and oversees the smooth running of all summer camps across the country. Garry is also heavily involved in developing entrepreneurial skills in young people delivering the Student Enterprise Programme for 5 Local Enterprise Offices in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Offaly & Mayo, mentoring the National winner in 2019.
Derval Carroll, BBS, CTESL, BA, Customer Service Manager
Although Derval has a teaching qualification, she never entered that field. Initially she concentrated on using her business studies qualification. Successful stints with ICT giants Dell, Xerox and O2 give her an excellent pedigree when it comes to identifying the new areas that Whizzkids needs to cover in this ever changing world of technology. She subsequently undertook a degree in fine art working on digital art and augmented reality.
PJ Mullin, M Ed, LL.M.
PJ is based in Galway and oversees curriculum development and staff training for Whizzkids. He joined the team at the start of 2013 and using his teaching experience from the UK, the London-Irishman immediately had an impact on the WhizzKids course content and delivery. Always expanding his range of software he is most at home with HTML/CSS. He has Masters both in Education and Law as well as a Level 8 Teaching Qualification in Coding and Computational Thinking.
Hannah Flew, BA, H.Dip
Hannah oversees the Whizzkids operation in Dublin and worked with the Education and Training Boards of Ireland before joining Whizzkids. Hannah comes from an extremely diverse background, including having run 2 businesses of her own including fashion / retail, animal behaviour as well as having a extensive experience in online marketing, product photography and online content creation. She too undertook the Level 8 Teaching Qualification in Coding and Computational Thinking and Hannah’s loves teaching and being a big kid brings a little extra colour to her classroom!
BA, Motion Design & Hdip in Creative Multi Media,NDip in Television
Eoin has a lot of qualifications and industry experience in Multi Media, Videography, Photography, Graphic & Motion Design. He too has undergone the Level 8 Teaching qualification in Coding and Computational Thinking. Has a lot of passion as a teacher and comes in to his element when working on the animation for the online platform.
Roisin Breathnach, BSc Information Technology Management
Roisin's first contact with Whizzkids was as a bright young student when she attended Whizzkids Summer Camps in UCD. She went on to undertake a BSc in IT Management at Dublin Institute of Technology. While she went through college she was a teaching assistant at the camps and joined the Whizzkids Team immediately after college. She is now in the perfect position to pass on the passion we instilled in her to the next generation of learners!