Junior business minds shine
JUNIOR ENTERPRISE EXHIBITION AT ROUNDWOOD PARISH HALL
SIX young teams from around the county put their business smarts on display last week at the Junior Entrepreneur Programme’s Co Wicklow showcase in Roundwood Parish Hall.
The event on Tuesday, May 31, was attended by 180 children from six different schools and welcomed a number of adults along to view the impressive projects.
The Junior Entrepreneur Programme opens young primary school minds to the idea of entrepreneurship and helps them to develop a number of skills that not only help them to build a mini-company but to engage in significant personal development.
The programme certified around 250 new junior entrepreneurs in Co Wicklow this year and Bill Walsh from Aspire Technology, which sponsors the programme in the county, was delighted to go along last week to see the projects put on display by pupils from Kilcoole NS (‘Bandz 4 Handz’), St Laurences NS in Greystones (‘Spectacular Smoothies’ recipe book), Glebe NS in Wicklow town (‘Sweet Treats’), St Saviour’s NS in Rathdrum (‘Crazy Candles’), Gaelscoil na Lochanna from Blessington (‘Siopa na Lochanna’) and Greystones Educate Together NS (‘ The Random Rainbow’ boardgame).
With the sun beaming down, a DJ was also on hand to get the kids up and dancing and ensuring it was a day to remember.
The Junior Entrepreneur Programme will begin again in September when entries will be sought from around the county.
Sixth class pupils from St Laurence’s NS in Greystones with their ‘Spectacular Smoothies’ recipe book.
Students from St Saviour’s NS in Rathdrum with their project ‘Crazy Candles’: (back, from left) Adam Clancy, Lana Wheeler, Laoise Roe, Lily Mullaly, Lauren Codd, Jasmine Arthur, (front) Nadia Finnan, Grace Wakefield, Sean Kenny and Ben Barrett.
Naomi Breen and Tori Ryan from Glebe NS in Wicklow town with some of the ‘Sweet Treats’ from their project.