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Wednesday 26 September 2018

Junior entrepreneurs unveil their 'Worry Friends'

Emily Kelly admiring some ‘Worry Friends’ and hand-sewn bags.
Emily Kelly admiring some ‘Worry Friends’ and hand-sewn bags.

Sixth class pupils at Bray School Project have made 'worry friends' for their Junior Entrepreneur Programme.

They recently invited their families to the school for a special showcase day for their product. The day was a great success and the children sold plenty of the hand-made toys.

This Junior Entrepreneur Programme gives children an opportunity to set up their own business, invest their own money and produce and sell a product or service to the children in the school and community with a view to making a profit and learning all that goes in to setting up a business and being an entrepreneur. They worked in teams to design and make a prototype for five different product ideas, which they presented to a panel of judges, local entrepreneurs, at their 'Dragons Den' showcase in January.

Each team produced an impressive PowerPoint slideshow as well as a number of sample products, and they had to answer questions from the Dragons around pricing, sales, marketability, unique selling points and other aspects of business.

The Dragons chose the Worry Friends as the overall winning product.

They then formed five project teams including design and production, sales, marketing and finance, and prepared to produce and sell the product on showcase day.

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