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WATCH: Irish pupil creates traditional Irish erasers from cornflower and silicon

Matty Scott produced traditional Irish erasers - crafted from cornflower and silicon - selling bucketloads of the handy stationery for just €2 each.

Matty Scott, a pupil from St Brendan’s, told how it had proven difficult to source the materials to make the traditional rubbers but that after launching a marketing team, this process became more streamlined.

And inevitably the students had to engage in some cleaning, arming themselves with cloths and hoovers, during the production process.

But in the end, the hard work paid off, according to Matty, who admitted the “best thing” about being a junior entrepreneur is to “take a risk, go with your ideas and see if it works.”

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