Kildare Student Enterprise Programme Winners Announced

KILDARE’S MOST ENTERPRISING STUDENTS ARE ON THE ROAD TO CROKE PARK

 

Five teenage entrepreneurs fromSalesian College Celbridge have won first place representing Kildare at the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals in Croke Park on Friday, 1st May

 

Kildare County Council’s Local Enterprise Office have announced that winning teenager entrepreneurs from Salesian College Celbridge will represent Kildare at this year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Finals in Croke Park on the 1st May.

 

Lat September through Kildare County Council’s Local Enterprise Office, entrepreneurial secondary school students began their business journey as they were encouraged to research, set-up and run their own real-world businesses.

 

An estimated over 1,500 students from 21 secondary schools across Kildare took part the annual programme. The students all took part in the Kildare Final on Thursday 5th of March which was held at the Killashee Hotel.

 

With winning the Senior Category of the competition, Seán McGivern, Cormac Kelly and Thomás Gannon from The Learning Lads Ltd from Salesian College Celbridge will now be competing against hundreds of other student entrepreneurs from all over Ireland in Croke Park at the Annual Student Enterprise Programme National Finals on May 1st.

 

Kildare has a successful record in the Student Enterprise competition, with students from St.Mary’s College in Naas winning Overall Third Place in the Senior Category at the National Finals in Croke Park last year and Kilcock students winning an award at the National Finals in 2017.

 

Speaking at the county final, Doreen Heavey, Programme Co-ordinator congratulated the students, saying;

 

“We have a very successful student enterprise programme here in Kildare with over 1,500 students from 21 local schools taking part this year. Our national finalists are excellent ambassadors for the programme and we wish them the very best of luck in Croke Park on May 1st”

 

She continued “What our students are learning from the programme is that with the right supports and encouragement, they can take an idea from the classroom and develop it into a real-life business. The skills they learn along the way, such as business planning, market research, selling and team-work, will help them become more entrepreneurial throughout their future careers”.

 

Further information around the Student Enterprise Programme is available from www.studententerprise.ie and by searching #studententerprise on social media.

Overall County Winner, The Learning Lads Ltd, Salesian College, Celbridge

 Overall County Winners, Seán McGivern, Cormac Kelly and Thomás Gannon from ‘The Learning Lads Ltd’, Salesian College, Celbridge

Names of winning enterprises:

 

Category   Winners

Enterprise   Name

School Name

Overall County Winner

The Learning   Lads Ltd

Salesian   College, Celbridge

2nd Place County Winner

Woodturning

Newbridge   College

3rd Place County Winner

Well Lad

Cross &   Passion College, Kilcullen

Exhibition/Stand Winner

Woodturning

Newbridge   College

KCC Special Merit Award

Crazy Coins

Scoil Mhuire,   Clane

Product/Service Winner

Little   Book, Big Issues

Finance Winner

Lumiere

Business Report Winner

Always   Be Kind

Sales Winner

Well Lad

Cross &   Passion College, Kilcullen

Innovation Winner

Defence 1st

Ardscoil na   Tríonóide

Marketing Winner

Cherryville   Candy

Ardscoil Rath   Iomgháin

 

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