Congratulations to our U13 Quiz team who came second in the recent Credit Union Quiz. Well done to our U11 team who also took part in the event. We're very proud of you all!
Today the pupils from Fifth and Sixth class presented their business ideas to a team of Dragons. There was ten different products showcased to the Dragons which included, candles, flapjacks, pineapple cake, a games shelf, reusable envelope, glitter globes, accessories, tooth fairy bags, slushies and personalised t-shirts. The Dragons were extremely impressed with the innovative ideas, the standard of the products and the way each pupil presented their idea. They had a very difficult task to pick an overall product that the class would use as their business. It was agreed that all pupils were outstanding and deserved due recognition. The product chosen is 'Fairy Smiles' which is a collection of fairy bags for the tooth fairy. Well done to all the pupils. A special word of thanks to Adrian Gill from Gill's Kitchen who was one of the Dragons.
This term our Fifth and Sixth class pupils are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. The pupils are working individually and in groups to come up with business ideas which they will present to a team of dragons in the coming weeks. Each child is encouraged to think with a business mind and foster innovation. They will have guest speakers from the local business community who will give them some practical advice and tips.
The Dragons will decide the best idea and the class will come together as a group and back the idea. All pupils will be assigned different roles including Finance, Sales, Marketing and Production. The pupils will showcase their enterprise at a Fair in school before the Easter break.
We wish all the Pupils well and we look forward to seeing whether the next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs is from Cloontuskert NS!
We are very busy in the Senior Room preparing for the next round of the Debating Competition. Next week, we will be meeting St. Teresa's NS, Killoe to debate the topic,
" We should only eat food produced in Ireland." We are the Opposition. The sixth class are very busy researching this challenging and topical issue and are busy drafting strong arguments. Well done to all involved and we wish you the very best of luck!