Published: Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:07
Pinch, punch start of the month! Gringotts Bank (TY) kicked off March with a splash of colour by holding a 5k colour run at CCS in aid of Jigsaw. On Wednesday, 1st March, First, Second and Transition Year students were seen racing around the school in white, dodging buckets of paint being thrown at them by a few gleeful teachers. The run managed to raise a great sum of €550 for Jigsaw, a very worthy cause that our school has been working very hard for all year. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped with organising and picture-taking. We couldn’t have done it without you. – Gringotts Bank
Published: Thursday, 09 March 2017 12:24
What a BOW-TIE-FUL day it was for Aine Mc Kinney 1C, Mary Mullins 1C and Caitlin Monagle 1C when they got through to the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards in Dublin. As part of the Competition in Letterkenny the girls had to write up a detailed Business Report, put up a display stand and do a presentation in front of three judges. WHAT AN IMPRESSION THEY MADE. Aine was a natural when showcasing the Business to the judges; they were so impressed and said that she outshone many of the seniors on the day.
The Student Enterprise Programme (SEP) is the biggest enterprise competition for students in Ireland. It helps students to grasp real life skills associated with running a real enterprise including working as part of a team, managing production and finances, organising a sales and marketing campaign and liaising directly with customers, judges and the media.
Each year over 22,000 students from all over Ireland get to find out what it’s really like to be their own boss and run their own business by taking part in the Student Enterprise Programme. As well as finding out what life is like as their own boss, students could also be in with a chance of winning some great prizes including: National Trophy and plenty of Cash Prizes; Local and National Media Profile, including TV and Radio appearances. Good Luck girls and hopefully you will bring that National Trophy Back to CCS.
Well done to TY students Adam Mullins, Evan McLaughlin and Shaun Hirrell from H.C.P. (Hand Crafted Products) and Maurita Doherty, Kate Grant and Rachel Moore from Sew Cute and Crafty, who represented the school in the Senior Category of the Student Enterprise Awards Regional Final on Wednesday, 1st March. The students have been working extremely hard on their businesses since October and Wednesday 1st March was the culmination of all their hard work. Both teams gave excellent presentations and received very positive feedback from the judges; the boys for their range of wooden charging stations for smart phones and tablets and the girls with their beautiful handmade bunting to suit any occasion. While victory wasn't to be theirs on the day, the students did the school proud and no doubt we will be hearing from these young entrepreneurs again in the future!
Congratulations and best of luck to our Junior students from Bow-Tie-Ful as they progress to the national finals in Croke Park.