Countdown to Croke Park begins for dlr's most enterprising students

Friday, March 22, 2019
dlr County
Intro Text 

Five budding teenage entrepreneurs from three excellent enterprises have been selected to represent Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown at the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals in Croke Park on the 3rd of May 2019. Every September, entrepreneurial secondary school students across the country begin their business journey as they are encouraged to brainstorm, create and run their own businesses. In September 2018.  An estimated 26,000 students from 490 schools around the country begin this entrepreneurial journey with the help of their teachers, student enterprise co-ordinators and Local Enterprise Office.

Nearly 80 students from 10 schools competed in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Final held at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire on 21st March 2019 with twenty nine businesses represented on the day.

The winners in the Junior Category were Wesley College students Conor Delaney and Jake Chapman of “Irish Game Makers” with their impressive computer game making business. In the Intermediate Category, Wesley College secured another top place with Shane Pedlow and Milo McCaughey’s business “Nest Box Ireland” which specialises in homemade bird boxes.

Finally, the coveted Senior Category win was taken by student Callum Scanlon’s fantastic “Pure Irish Honey” business.



Presenting the prizes at the event, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth complimented all the students on ‘their amazing innovation and business ideas’ and wished them all well, noting how the skills they have learned along the way will help them become more entrepreneurial throughout their future careers

The local students will be competing against hundreds of other student entrepreneurs from all over Ireland in Croke Park at the Annual Student Enterprise Programme National Finals on May 3rd. The Student Enterprise Programme began in 2003 and with over 150,000 students getting involved since its inception

Further information around the Student Enterprise Programme is available from here and by searching #studententerprise on social media.