Scoil Mhuire Clane Transition Year Students scoop three awards at the virtual awards ceremony run by the Kildare Student Enterprise Programme.
Prizes included An Asos Pentium Laptop, a set of Apple Airpods, €250 One for All vouchers and 3 coveted trophies.
Emma Halpin, Chloe Curran and Alex Carpenter founded, developed and are currently running their company “FoodUcate” which is an innovative cookbook to instil healthy eating patterns among children.
“Covid Companion” run by enterprising students Lochlann Perris, Kenneth McDermott and Ethan Farrell aims to alleviate children’s fears and anxieties during Covid 19 and to help parents promote some much needed positivity and happiness to their children.
“Covid Companion” and “FoodUcate” impressed the judges with their tenacity, innovation and entrepreneurial talent.
Mayor Mark Stafford addressed the students of “Covid Companion” and stated “Covid 19 has added a complete extra layer of complexity and additional challenges to companies but it is great to see a company like Covid Companion adapting, changing, surviving and thriving in today’s climate” Covid Companion was awarded First prize for Best Product Adaptability in the Covid Era.
Peter Carey CEO of Kildare County Council stated that “the future is bright for FoodUcate” and awarded the girls with an award for Innovation in addition to Runner Up across 14 secondary schools and over 1,000 students in Kildare. Peter Carey congratulated the girls saying “ what these enterprising students are learning is that with the right supports and encouragement, they can take an idea from the classroom and develop it into a real-life business. The skills the girls have developed such as business planning, market research, selling and team-work, will help them become more entrepreneurial throughout their future careers”.
Huge congratulations to all the teams from the Business Department and all the school community in Scoil Mhuire.
Thank you to Ms. Deschenes for all her mentoring and guidance of the students through the process.
Published on: March 26, 2021, 1 p.m.