Budding entrepreneurs collect enterprise awards
FINGAL'S next generation of entrepreneurs are celebrating as winners of the 13th annual Fingal Student Enterprise County Final.
Over 580 student businesses were established throughout the region since September 2013, with 59 student enterprises from 22 secondary schools and nine primary schools taking centre stage at the annual awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza.
The three main category winners in the secondary schools competition will go on to represent Fingal at the National Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park on April 2.
Organised by the Fingal County Enterprise Board, the Fingal Student Enterprise Awards Programme supports students in planning and managing real life businesses; helping them to trade and generate an income during the school year.
Supported by the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board and Fingal County Council, the Fingal Student Enterprise Awards Programme is the largest initiative of its kind in the country, with an overall prize fund
The Junior Category was won by Jeet Argan from Donabate Community College, with Stylets of Luttrellstown Community College, taking the runner-up prize. The Intermediate Category was awarded to Boot Drying Box from St. Vincent's Castleknock, while Safe Set of St. Vincent's Castleknock took second place.
In the senior category, Laps of Skerries Community College, claimed first prize, which includes an educational trip to Barcelona.
A Taste of Howth from St. Fintan's High School was the runner-up. The Innovation Award in the Senior Category was presented to TYI from Luttrellstown Community College.
The Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education Enterprise Award for Secondary Schools was awarded to Lusk Community College.
The Enterprising School Spirit Award for Primary Schools was awarded by Joe Harford, Chairperson of the Fingal County Enterprise Board and went to Magnificent Masks from Balbriggan Educate Together.
The Social Media Award in the Senior Category went to Gaeilge Cliste from Loreto College Swords; the Intermediate Category winner was ITS Bands of Coláiste Choilm CBS while the Junior Category Social Media Awards Winner was announced as Pencil Holder from Lusk Community College.
Oisin Geoghegan, CEO of Fingal County Enterprise Board, presented the Best Display Award for primary schools to Cards from Scoil Phádraic Cailíní.