Ju­nior busi­ness minds shine

JU­NIOR EN­TER­PRISE EX­HI­BI­TION AT ROUND­WOOD PAR­ISH HALL

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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.

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