Ardee Community School students show off business ideas
The Ardee Community School TY mini company trade fair took place in the Ardee Parish Centre.
This is the culmination of months of hard work on behalf of the Transition Year business students and their teachers, Ms. Phillips, Ms. McArdle and Ms Finnegan.
The students spent time in class surveying and questioning what products they can market and sell, they are encouraged to be innovative and show entrepreneurial skills. On the day, they display and hopefully sell their products to the community. Many products were on sale on the day, from popcorn to pancakes, home décor to sports equipment.
One group crafted comfortable dog beds made from recycled tyres and hoses from old hoovers. Maybe we will see them on Dragon's Den in the future.
The students really enjoyed the experience of working in a business like situation, having complete independence over their ideas and products and even making a profit at the end of it all. It gave the opportunity to many people in the local area to buy unique Christmas gifts. Well done to the 95 business students and their teacher.