June 18, 2021
Business News

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.

Vera Rogers from Swim Snazzy, Ard Scoil Na Mara. Picture: Patrick Browne

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.

Megan Moloney and Sarah Flynn. Picture: Patrick Browne

Co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Office Waterford, the competition is the most successful programme of its kind in the country.

Buckas from Abbey Community College with Leah Finnegan, Fiona Walsh, Abbie Peacock and Faye Cullen. Picture: Patrick Browne

“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.

Hands on Sports from Waterpark College with Ben Barron, Sarah Heery and Orna O’Reilly. Picture: Patrick Browne

“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.”

Record Time from The Mercy School with Ella Morrissey and Kate Garrihy. Picture: Patrick Browne

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.

Ogal from CBS Dungarvan with Evan Murray, Mark Sheehan, Padraic Dwane and Shane Burke. Picture: Patrick Browne

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 info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie . 

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