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Saturday 23 February 2019

WATCH: 'It’s very good if you’re feeling stressed in school' - Irish student creates mindfulness pillows

Pupil Orlagh Callan, who came up with the brand name ‘chillows,’ said: “It’s very good if you’re feeling stressed in school that you can get the chillow out of your bag.

“A student had said ‘let’s make mindfulness pillows’ and I thought of the name ‘chillows’ and people said it was really good.

“We had meetings and put ideas down and figured out what to do.  I think I might make a business for myself and I have hopes for the future.”

Fellow pupil and ‘chillows’ business guru, Julia Murphy, also from sixth class, said:  “The chillows are made from scratch, from a soft fabric. You lean your head on one and can take your chillow and listen to a soundtrack, for five or ten minutes, while you put your head down.

“To relax and take five minutes out of your day, is very good, especially when you’re working hard.”

The children invested €50 each into the ‘chillows’ and Julia, along with all the other pupils, has become inspired to see the potential in producing Irish made products to earn a living.

Julia said, after her learning experience, she now believed entrepreneurs are “amazing, smart people.”

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