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Clare students prepare for Enterprise Awards programme

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STUDENTS from St Flannan’s and St John Bosco Kildysart gathered at Treacy’s West County on Tuesday at an induction day for this year’s LEO awards.

Local Enterprise Office Clare (LEO Clare) delivers the Local Enterprise Offices National Student Enterprise Awards Programme in second level schools across the county. This exciting initiative is open to all secondary school students.

Teachers receive support from the staff of the LEO’s regarding the delivery of the Student Enterprise Awards, and also receive a teachers handbook and DVD. Students receive their own student handbook along with support and guidance from the LEO’s and it’s mentors. The aim of the awards is to facilitate and assist students in the establishment and running of their own business during the school year.

L-R TY students from St Flannans Lauren White, Corofin, Kevin Nugent, Barefield, Gearoid Hanrahan, Corofin and Kate Hehir, Kilnamona.Pic Arthur Ellis
ABOVE: St John Bosco Kildysart TY’s Meghan Sheahan, Michaela Normoyle and Ciara McNamara, all from Kildysart.Pic Arthur Ellis

Student businesses attend the County Final which is organised by LEO Clare. There are 3 categories – Junior (1st Year), Intermediate (2nd & 3rd Year) and Senior (TY, Leaving Certificate). An overall winner at each level is chosen to represent their school, County and LEO Clare at the National Student Enterprise Awards which are held in Dublin in March/ April.

Stuart Holly is the editor and co-founder of The Clare Echo. A native of Ennis, Stuart studied at St Flannan's College before obtaining a journalism degree in Dublin. After interning at The Evening Herald, he landed his first job with The Irish Daily Mail, Stuart worked in newspaper production with the Independent Group and in Auckland, New Zealand before a lengthy spell as a pun-spewing sub-editor at the Irish Daily Star. In 2015, Stuart returned to The Banner County where he took up employment as a news reporter with The Clare People.

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