CAVAN STUDENTS ATTEND STUDENT ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME NATIONAL FINALS IN CROKE PARK

CAVAN STUDENTS ATTEND STUDENT ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME NATIONAL FINALS IN CROKE PARK

11 budding teenage entrepreneurs represented Cavan in three categories at the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals in Croke Park Friday 3rd May 2019. 

Every September, entrepreneurial secondary school students across the country begin their business journey as they are encouraged to brainstorm, create and run their own businesses.  In Cavan, pupils from St Bricins College, Belturbet; St Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff; Virginia College, St Patricks College, Cavan; Colaiste Dun na Rí, Kingscourt; St Aidan’s College, Cootehill; Royal School Cavan, and Breifne College Cavan began their entrepreneurial journey with the help of their teachers and their Local Enterprise Office (LEO).

The students all competed at the Cavan Final on 6th March 2019, which was held at the the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. An estimated 200 students from 9 schools took part in the annual programme locally.

The winners from the County Final went on to compete at the National Competition.

In the Junior Category, the students from Royal School representing Cavan at the National Finals with their teachers Dale Robertson and Tanya Argue were: Chloe Fannin, Farrah Hislop, JD Okagabare and Rudy Pringle from “Bear Creations”.

LEO Cavan Bear Creations Junior Winner

In the Intermediate Category, the students from Coláiste Dun na Rí in Kingscourt representing Cavan with their teacher Sharon Cumiskey were: Ava McEvoy, Aisling Sankey, Kate Gilbride and Caleb Kiely from “River Soaps”.

LEO Cavan River Soap Intermediate Category

In the Senior Category of the competition, Cavan was represented by St. Patrick’s College Cavan Students, Patrick Mulligan, Cian Fitzgerald and Eoghan Galligan from “St. Pats Wood Products”.

LEO Cavan St Patricks College Senior Category

The programme, funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland and delivered by the LEOs, had a total of 222 teenage entrepreneurs, aged between 13 and 18, from 78 different enterprises, competing at the National Final, with every local authority area represented. This year’s Student Enterprise Programme attracted over 26,000 student participants from 480 secondary schools around the country.

 

The three main category winners on the day were: ‘Smooth Remove’ from Boherbue Comprehensive School in Mallow, representing Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West (Senior Category Winner), ‘Críos Mhadra’ from Presentation Secondary School in Castleisland, representing Local Enterprise Office Kerry (Intermediate Category Winner), and ‘Specrest’ from Malahide-Portmarnock Educate Together School, representing Local Enterprise Office Fingal (Junior Category Winner).

 

Further details about the next Student Enterprise Programme, which begins in September 2019 through the Local Enterprise Offices, are available through www.studententerprise.ie

 

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