Mulroy College and St Catherine’s College from Donegal will represent Ireland in the European Youth enterprise competition in Austria this weekend.
Students form the schools travel to Kitzbuhel in Austria to represent Ireland in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) European finals.
Last year the Mulroy College team won the National Award for Social Enterprise with the business ‘L&M Books’. The team designed, created and produced a book for children highlighting hidden disabilities.
Two of the students involved have hidden disabilities themselves and really wanted to address this issue in a positive way. The book is targeted for primary schools and primary aged young children. Students involved are Millie McCourt, Lucy Van Ruiven and Livvy Curran.
This year St. Catherine’s Vocational School team won the overall Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Category with their business ‘Simply Soap’.
The young entrepreneurs make beautiful authentic handmade soap using a goats milk base which is rich in Vitamin E and highly moisturising. Soaps are available in lavender, lemongrass, vanilla and poppyseed, ocean breeze, citrus mist and plain & simple. The target market is the huge cruise liners who dock in their beautifully quaint fishing town. Students involved are Aimee Hegarty, Abbie Boyle and Aoife Smith.
They are pictured here with their teachers (Karen Stewart, Mulroy College, left and Rebecca Fullerton, St Catherine’s, right) and Principals Fiona Temple (Mulroy, second from left) and Anne Marie Luby (St Catherine’s Vocational School, second from right), NFTE Programme Officer Jane McLean (third from left), Donegal ETB Deputy Chairperson Patsy McVicar and Director of Schools Dr Martin Gormley.