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In Pictures: Laois students display their projects at the Enterprise Awards

There was a great atmosphere on Wednesday morning in the Midlands Park Hotel as six schools attended the Laois Student Enterprise Awards.

The awards were run by the Laois Local Enterprise Office and 27 entrants in total were competing for the title and the chance to represent Laois at the National Student Enterprise Awards.

The winner on the day was LULLS, which was set up and run by Mountrath Community School student, Alice Carew.

Her mini-company’s product was a wireless headphone specially designed for people and children with sensitive hearing.

Alice has now followed in the footsteps of her older brother Chris who won this competition two years ago.

There was great representation from Scoil Chriost Ri, St.Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise, Heywood Community School, Mountrath Communiyt School and Portlaoise College.

LaoisToday were there to chat to all the students about their projects and how they are finding their time in Transition Year so far.


Overall Winners:
1st place
Lulls – Alice Carew – Mountrath CS
2nd place
Schuchleberry & CO – Robert Schuch – Mountrath CS
3rd place
Snack Zone – Fionn Holland, Adam Mulhall, Eoin Ryan – Heywood CS

Innovation Award
James Blake Pens – James Blake – Portlaoise CBS

Best Display Award
Ready Made – Roisin Kirby, Ellen Major, Grace O’Brien – Scoile Chriost Ri Portlaoise

Business Iniative Award
Kris Kindling – Ben Slevin, Sean McCloskey, Adam Maher, Billy Whelan – Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington

Team Spirit Award
Glitzy Glam – Akira Okonkwo, Amber Dalton, Larry Lynch, Courtney Brennan, Mikal Kuras, Callum Collins, Mahmoud Said – Portlaoise College

Check out these photos below taken at the event.

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