The Student Enterprise Competition is organised by the newly combined South and North Tipperary County Enterprise Boards. The goal is to encourage and showcase young entrepreneurs within the county through a series of school-based competitions, with school winners qualifying for a county final spot, with the eventual overall winners within the county qualifying for the National Final.
St. Anne’s has had great success with this competition, having participants in every county final since the competition’s inception. Enterprise is taught as a module within the Transition Year Programme and in this class students prepare for the Student Enterprise Competition.
Teams are formed from within the Transition Year Group, who are then challenged to come up with creative and innovative business ideas, which they must then get off the ground to achieve the ultimate target of (hopefully!) commercial success. Ironically, the level of commercial success is often secondary in value to the knowledge and skills gained by participants from the programme, who often learn as much when things go wrong, as they do when things go right!
Our representatives in the 2016 County Final were:
- “Put a Lid on It”, who specialised in the importation of custom designed lids for effectively adapting all types of canned drinks to use as a re-sealable bottle
- “The Woof Pack”, a team of five students who provided a dog-walking and grooming service in the Tipperary Town area.
These teams generated combined profits of almost €1,000.
Well done to all who participated!!!