And the winner is … St Augustine’s College to represent Waterford in National Student Enterprise Final
And the winner is … Rooted Solution from St Augustine’s College in Dungarvan has qualified for the National Student Enterprise Final.
The West Waterford students will go on to represent the county at the National Finals on May 1 in Croke Park taking on 34 other businesses from the rest of the country.
Rooted Solution, winner of the Senior award, created a business selling affordable tree saplings with biodegradable packaging to help sustain the environment.
Our picture above by Patrick Browne shows Jack Ahern, Sean Dunford and Brendan O’Mahony from Rooted Solution at the Local Enterprise Office’s Student Enterprise Programme Awards on March 3 in the Tower Hotel.
The competition began in September with more than 1,000 students from 15 schools throughout the city and county and since then they have brought businesses to fruition.
Co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Office Waterford, the competition is the most successful programme of its kind in the country.
“The Student Enterprise Programme encourages and enables students to take on the world of business and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set,” Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office Waterford, said.
“By fostering an enterprising culture in the classroom, the Local Enterprise Offices are working with teachers and schools to help nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.”
Further information about May’s National Finals is available through www.studententerprise.ie, which also has free resources and video tutorials for students and teachers for the programme.
For more information, please contact your Local Enterprise Office at 35 the Mall in Waterford City or Civic Offices in Dungarvan. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org .