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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Youngsters busy at Bizworld

By Esther Hayden

Rathangan NS pupils with Andrew Owen and Lee Stapleton of Bank of Ireland.
Rathangan NS pupils with Andrew Owen and Lee Stapleton of Bank of Ireland.

Rathangan NS turned into a dragons' den recently as fifth class pupils collaborated on a range of amazing innovations during their two-day Bizworld workshop.

A rain-activated clothes-line cover was among the ideas formulated by the budding entrepreneurs.

The ideas were then pitched to local Dragons, Andrew Owen and Lee Stapleton of Bank of Ireland, who are one of Bizworld's proud supporters.

During the two-day Bizworld workshop tutored by Kirsty Little, the children split into groups, each developing their own mini enterprise.

Bizworld is a not-for-profit organisation, chaired by Gavin Duffy, that promotes entrepreneurship skills for children at fifth class level.

It delivers simple workshops where pupils learn about money management and enterprise in a supportive and creative atmosphere.

Pupils are taken through the entire entrepreneurial cycle - from company formation and applying for jobs in their companies, to market research and then designing, producing and marketing their business idea.

To register see bizworldireland.org.

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