Errigal College in Letterkenny hosted its first annual Enterprise Day on Wednesday last, February 22nd.
The event showcased the innovative ideas and products of 13 different mini companies created by their transition year students.
More than 40 local professionals attended the event, including entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community leaders, who provided guidance and support to the young entrepreneurs.
Those in attendance visited each stall to discuss the students’ ideas and products and provide feedback. They also voted for the top three mini companies that will progress to the Student Enterprise Awards County Final, which will take place on Wednesday 8th March in the Clanree Hotel.
According to the Principal, Mr. Danny McFadden, the Enterprise Day was a huge success, saying “I am immensely proud of the transition year students who showcased their entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and teamwork. It was great to see them taking charge of their own learning, and the local professionals who visited the event were impressed with their ideas and products.”
Enterprise teacher, Mr. Evan Gorrell, also praised the students for their hard work and dedication.
He said “Our Enterprise Day is a great opportunity for the students to develop their business skills and showcase their talents. The students have been working on their mini-companies for months, and it is fantastic to see them apply their classroom learning to real-world situations.”
The event also demonstrated the importance of building connections between the school and the local community. The individuals who attended the event provided valuable insights and advice, which will help the students to develop their ideas and products further.
This collaboration between the school and the local community will help to prepare the students for future careers in business and entrepreneurship.
In conclusion, the Enterprise Day at Errigal College was a huge success, and the transition year students demonstrated their creativity, teamwork, and business skills. The event showcased the importance of building connections between the school and the local community, which will help to prepare the students for future success in their careers.
Congratulations to the top three mini companies who will progress to the Student Enterprise Awards County Final, they are:
* Wades Wood Design
* Local Lino Art