Waterford’s KidsCode wins national award.

De la Salle business win's the Senior 'IP Awareness Award' at National Enterprise Awards

Three transition year students from Waterford represented their county at the National Student Enterprise Awards at Croke Park on April 20th.

KidsCode, creates an online world aiming to get kids into computer programming, combining a fun, multiplayer experience with visual programming.

It lets kids, for free, log in and create a character, programming their way around to establish games with friends. In a cool twist, children will be working with a KidsCode's custom-built programming language.

The De la Salle College team are made up of Jordan Casey, Tom O' Donnell & Daniel Lye.

From the 22,000 secondary school students from 620 schools that took part this year, teens from 76 student enterprises won a place at the National Final in Croke Park on Wednesday April 20th and students from every county across Ireland demonstrated their businesses and inventions for the judging panels on the day.

The Student Enterprise Awards Programme is in its 14th year and brings the world of business into the classroom, helping students develop enterprise and management skills. With the support of their schools and the Local Enterprise Offices in the Local Authorities Network, students research, set-up and run their own real-life businesses.

Praising the team, Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office Waterford, said: "The lads represented Waterford extremely well and we were proud to once more bring home a trophy from these awards, our fourth in five years. It just shows the entrepreneurial spirit in Waterford at present."

Further information about the Student Enterprise Awards is available through www.studententerprise.ie, which also has free resources and video tutorials for students and teachers for the 2016/2017 programme.

For more information, please contact your Local Enterprise Office at 32 the Mall in Waterford City or Civic Offices in Dungarvan. Alternatively, you can email info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie.

 

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