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Moment In Time: Heywood CS victorious at student Enterprise Awards 2009

Laois County Enterprise Board held the annual Student Enterprise Awards in the Kyle Centre Portlaoise on March 5 2009.

Secondary school students competed to represent Laois in the National Student Enterprise Finals.

The three schools that reached the Laois County Finals were Heywood Community School, Ballinakill, Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise and Clonaslee Secondary School.

Students brainstormed to create feasible business ideas, and then endeavoured to turn their ideas into a profitable business.

Heywood Community School were the victors for their business venture ‘Student Grub’, a quick and easy cooking guide created by students for students.

‘Sound Chicks’ from Scoil Chríost Rí were announced runners up for their brilliant organising of Blast Beat in Portlaoise.

Best Display was awarded to ‘Fáistineach’ from Scoil Chríost Rí.

The girls from Heywood Community School went on to represent Laois in the National Student Enterprise Awards in Tullamore on May 14 2009.

All students who reached the County Final were presented with a Student Enterprise Certificate by Maria Callinan, CEO of Laois County Enterprise Board at the time.

Alf Harvey was there on the day and captured some great pictures of the projects:

The ‘Sound Chicks’ from Scoil Chroist Ri, Portlaoise at the Kyle Centre for the Student Enterprise awards 2009.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The winning Heywood team with a project ‘Student Grub’ at the Kyle Centre for the Student Enterprise awards 2009. From left: Sinead O’Gorman, Ailish Brennan, Deirdre Bonham and Alice Dunphy with teacher Ms. Olivia O’Connor.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The ‘Clarity’ group from Scoil Chroist Ri, Portlaoise at the Kyle Centre for the Student Enterprise awards 2009.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The ‘Creideamh’ group from Scoil Chroist Ri, Portlaoise at the Kyle Centre for the Student Enterprise awards 2009. From left: Rachel Corcoran, Michelle Murphy, Emma Greene and Suzanne Lillis.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The ‘Faistineach’ group from Scoil Chroist Ri, Portlaoise winners of the best display award at the Kyle Centre for the Student Enterprise awards 2009. From left: Katie O’Dea, Alison Finlay, Caitriona O’Sullivan, Ellen Geaney and Joanne Smyth with “Freddie”.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The ‘Gary Guitars Book of Guitars’ group of Emma Kilbane, Lauren Lauren Collesoy and Rachel Rafter from Heywood at the Kyle Centre for the Student Enterprise awards 2009.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Richenda Delahunty and Elaine Malone from Heywood with part of their project ‘Crafts Are Us’ from Heywood at the Kyle Centre for the Student Enterprise awards 2009.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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