Primary School Challenge 2014


22 Primary schools with over 1,000 students took part in Enterprise Awareness workshops facilitated by Lena Shaw and sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Louth.  Our aim is to show the students that the very things they learn at school every day and their inherent abilities can make them a successful businessperson. 

Making Primary School students aware of Enterprise puts them on the road to becoming the entrepreneurs and micro company owners of tomorrow. Students will realise they can run their own company, know they inherently are creative and innovative and realise the importance of teamwork and the need to complete tasks within a specified time.  All the students were given a gift pack and each school was asked to write a slogan: To Encourage Entrepreneurs In County Louth


Sophie Coyle Creative Spark judged the slogans based on a matrix, namely key benefits to the county, location, positivity, trendiness and uniqueness.  Congratulations to Nikkita McArdle, Scoil Naomh Brid, Ardaghy, Omeath with winning slogan and logo ‘If your Enterprise is new, Louth County Enterprise could help you’

Following on from the workshop, the students from the class, inspired by Emily Ward and Katie Carville created ‘The Loom Band Company’.  They donated loom bands, bracelets and rings at their own expense.  They created posters and advertised their company.  They sold their loom band creations at the school and raised over €100 which they donated to Down Syndrome Ireland.  What a creative group!

Thschool14-3e school was awarded a craft piece commissioned by Joe Lawlor Drogheda

Congratulations also to Manus O’Neill Rathcor N.S Riverstown  who won the teacher’s prize of travel voucher!