Saturday 25 March 2017

Student's cracking idea wins prize

Students Enterprise winner Andrew Butler with his book
Students Enterprise winner Andrew Butler with his book
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

A STUDENT (13), who turned his interest in chickens into a business opportunity, carried off first prize in the junior category of the Student Enterprise Awards finals.

Andrew Butler, of CBS High School, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, who started selling eggs aged eight, was regularly being asked for advice, so he decided to write a book on subject.

He launched his Chook Books series with 'A Beginners Guide To Keeping Chickens' last November.

At yesterday's national finals in Croke Park, over 300 students from 83 enterprises were competing in the biggest competition of its kind in the country.

Winners in the senior category were Fergus Munday, Matthew Hewston and Luke Sheridan, of St Clare's Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, with their 'Squeazy' educational game, which illustrates floating and sinking concepts.

Irish Independent

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