PUPILS from Mulroy College, Milford and St Catherines Vocational School in Killybegs travelled to Kitzbuhel in Austria to represent Ireland in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) European finals over the weekend.
Last year the Mulroy College team won the National Award for Social Enterprise with the business ‘L&M Books’. The team designed, created and produced a book for children highlighting hidden disabilities.
Two of the students involved have hidden disabilities themselves and really wanted to address this issue in a positive way. The book is targeted for primary schools and primary aged young children. Students involved are Millie McCourt, Lucy Van Ruiven and Livvy Curran.
This year the St. Catherine’s Vocational School team won the overall Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Category with their business ‘Simply Soap’. The young entrepreneurs make beautiful authentic handmade soap using a goats milk base which is rich in Vitamin E and highly moisturising.
Soaps are available in lavender, lemongrass, vanilla and poppyseed, ocean breeze, citrus mist and plain and simple.
The target market is the huge cruise liners who dock in their beautifully quaint fishing town. Students involved are Aimee Hegarty, Abbie Boyle and Aoife Smith.