28th February 2019
The school final of the Transition Year Enterprise Programme took place in the school on Friday, 8th February. This was the second time that the budding entrepreneurs got to showcase their businesses after the highly successful market day that had taken place on December 7th before the Christmas break. On that occasion, they were trying to sell their products to the students, however, this time they were trying to sell their business idea to the judges (countless episodes of Dragon’s Den had finally served its purpose).
The Business Reports had been handed in the previous week but this was the day where the students had to finally answer the judge’s questions regarding the future viability of their business. From themed chocolate sleighs/baskets to customised rings, teddy bears made from recycled material to homemade scented candles, brand new card games to dog houses and bird boxes, there was a wide variety of innovative ideas on display for the judges to get their teeth into. The judges were very impressed by what they saw by all groups and commended the work done by all and found the deliberation process very difficult. In the end however, only three groups could go through to the county final in the Abbey Hotel on the 21st March and the results were as follows:
Most innovative business: Cards 4 U (Kevin Smyth, Paul Flynn, Josh Brady, Jakob Salamon)
Most Enterprising business: Roscommon Pet Homes (Keelan Morris, Nathan Sweeney)
3rd Place: Scrappies (Rhys Davies, Adam Lalwani, Jared Comer, Jack Chambers)
2nd Place: S and C GAA Gear (Michael Staunton, Shauna Clogher)
1st Place: MMBK Designs (Ben Finnerty, Michael Lohan, Matthew Ryan, Keelan Murray)
Well done to all of our finalists. We wish you the very best of luck in March.