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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Local employers educate kids on how world works

Published 30/07/2013 | 05:24

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Over 600 primary and secondary school students from Carlow have benefitted from the skills and expertise of employees from local companies MSD Carlow and Unum Ireland this year under the Junior Achievement programme.

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Under the programme, run by non-profit organisation Junior Achievement Ireland, three employees from both Carlow companies visited six local schools with a strong emphasis on enterprise and science, to share their knowledge with children from Senior Infants, right up to Transition Year.

Volunteer and MSD employee Lydia Fennessy, who taught students in 5th Class in Scoul Mhuire gan Smal, said, 'It's been a great experience to teach the programme to such an enthusiastic and eager class. The students really showed their entrepreneurial spirit which was refreshing.'

Another volunteer, Oliver McKenna from Unum Ireland, taught the science based 'Our Universe' programme in 6th class in Scoil Mhuire, gan Smal. 'This was a great experience and it was very fulfilling to see the enjoyment they got out of it too!' said Oliver.

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