Students Display their Entrepreneurial & Choral Excellence
On Friday 22nd December our school held its Annual Christmas Carol Service and School Enterprise Final in St. Johns Hall. Family and friends were invited the join the whole school community to celebrate the hard work put in by the school choir and students involved in the Student Enterprise Programme to dat
This year we have had 12 first year enterprises and 1 third year enterprise being run from September until Christmas. These thirteen enterprises entered the school final on Friday 22nd December. The mini companies range from an all-in-one training hurley to a radiation reducing phone charging unit. This year the standard of the products on display has been exceptional. The groups met once a week at lunchtime to work on their enterprises and most of the work is done after school in their own time. Today, the school enterprise final is an opportunity to showcase the hard work the students have put in all year, to the whole school community and to invited family and friends present. On the day we rewarded three groups in the first year category as follows:
– 1st Place ‘Complete Camán’ – Fiona Brosnan, Tara Enright, Katie Cotter, Chantelle Broderick, Joanna Moynihan.
– 2nd Place ‘Blockout’ – Muireann McBride, Danielle Moriarty, Cara Fleming, Sophia McGaley.
– 3rd Place ‘Rooling Recycling’ – Emma Buckley, Emma O’Sullivan, Saoirse McKenna.
Junior Entrepreneurs of the Year – Kelly Anne Nix, Katelyn Curtin.
Intermediate Entrepreneurs of the Year – Sarah O’Mahony, Ciara Sheehan, Amy Walsh.
The girls in the space of four months have took an idea and brought it right through to a finished product for sale. They have experienced what it is like to run a business and the challenges, particularly time and financial, that new businesses face but they have also seen the rewards of their hard work here today. The students develop skills such as teamwork and communication as part of the program. They develop personal characteristics such as confidence through the selling of their products to potential customers. It is a program that is ‘hands on’ and that really puts theory into practice.
Selected groups will continue with their enterprises and enter the County Final in Tralee IT in the New Year.