Kerry Primary School Pupils Are The Biz After Winning National Awards

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Presentation Primary School Listowel pupils Sasha Griffin (front left) and Aisling McCauliffe (front right) with (Back left to right) Lauren Shine with Ella Louise Glynn, Niamh Horgan and Kimberly McCarthy, 6th class pupils from Presentation Primary School from Listowel, Co. Kerry who were crowned overall winners of the Bank of Ireland  Bizworld Competition.

A KERRY primary school were announced as overall winners in a national competition.

Over 8,300 Primary School Students take part in BizWorld by Bank of Ireland which provided over 277 workshops in 26 counties.

More than 40 primary school children from 10 schools nationwide took part in the grand finale of the competition hosted in Athlone IT where students from Presentation Primary School, Listowel, were crowned overall winners and winners in the ‘Most Original Business Idea’ category for their idea of a children’s activity pack to keep young children occupied called Kool Kiddie Packs.

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The ten ideas that reached the grand finale ranged from a farm clothing company to a games app for children which encourages children to exercise.

There were ten category winners at the BizWorld grand finale including best marketing plan, best business jingle, and most socially conscious business.

Over 140 Bank of Ireland staff members around the country will have volunteered 554 days as BizWorld Ireland tutors running two day workshops with primary students in their local schools.

Workshops feature everything from brainstorming, business development to guiding students through the entrepreneurial cycle from company formation to market research to pitching for investment and finally finishing with the Dragon’s Den style pitch of the business.

BizWorld by Bank of Ireland has seen over 1,385 new businesses created and started by primary school children over the past 9 months.


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