School entrepreneurs qualify for county finals

The Loreto Young Entrepreneur Scheme(YES) Market Day was held in the school gym recently . Over thirty teams took part in the junior, intermediate and senior categories. Each group researched, developed and produced their own business ideas. The young entrepreneurs sold everything from bracelets and cards to wall hangings and jam. The Market Day got huge support from the school as each year group had an opportunity to visit every stall and make a ‘start’ on their Christmas shopping.

The Loreto Young Entrepreneur Scheme(YES) Market Day was held in the school gym recently . Over thirty teams took part in the junior, intermediate and senior categories. Each group researched, developed and produced their own business ideas. The young entrepreneurs sold everything from bracelets and cards to wall hangings and jam. The Market Day got huge support from the school as each year group had an opportunity to visit every stall and make a ‘start’ on their Christmas shopping.

The winners of the senior category were Emma Kennedy, Sara Hogan , Ciara Lyons and Aoife Laste who made customised wall hangings under the company name ‘ESCA’.

The winners of the intermediate category were Sara Hayes, Aisling Walsh and Sally Walsh who manufactured hand made sweets under the trade name ‘The Sweet Boutique’.

The winners of the junior category were Jenny Deegan, Valerie Keogh and Alannah Bates (‘One of a Kind’) who made fashionable bags from recycled materials.

All these teams, along with runners up and reserve teams, will represent Loreto Secondary school in the county finals early in the New Year. YES mentors were Sue-Anne O’Donnell and Sinead Healy (teacher at Loreto) and Mr. Keith Delahunty w had the difficult task of choosing the overall winners.