Countdown to Croke Park for local students

Enterprising young teenagers from Roscommon are getting ready to showcase their inventions and real-life businesses at the Student Enterprise Awards National Finals, co-ordinated by Local Enterprise Office Roscommon.   

  From the 22,000 secondary school students from 620 schools that took part this year, teens from 76 student enterprises have won a place at this year’s National Final in Croke Park on Wednesday, 20th April.

  There are two student enterprises representing Co. Roscommon at the National Final. They are Sweet Treats by Michael Corcoran and Liam Og Hamrock from CBS in Roscommon town, and T.A.G. (Therapeutic Activity Garden) by Andrea Heaney from Convent of Mercy, Roscommon town. Michael and Liam will be competing in the junior category while Andrea will take part in the senior category.

  The Student Enterprise Awards Programme is in its 14th year and brings the world of business into the classroom, helping students develop enterprise and management skills. With the support of their schools and the Local Enterprise Offices in the Local Authorities Network, students research, set-up and run their own real-life businesses.

  Congratulating the local students and their schools on winning a place at the National Final, Anne Browne, Local Enterprise Office, Roscommon said: “We run a very successful and popular Student Enterprise Programme here locally, thanks to the support of many schools and teachers in the area. The Student Enterprise Awards give local teenagers a taste of what it’s like to run their own business and to be their own boss!”

  The next Student Enterprise Awards programme starts in September, with further details on www.studententerprise.ie