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.
LIST OF WINNERS:
Lulls – Alice Carew – Mountrath CS
Schuchleberry & CO – Robert Schuch – Mountrath CS
Snack Zone – Fionn Holland, Adam Mulhall, Eoin Ryan – Heywood CS
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.